Bonney, Lores (1897–1994)

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Bonney, Lores (1897–1994)

Australian aviator. Name variations: Maude Rose Bonney; Mrs. Harry Bonney. Born 1897; died Feb 24, 1994; m. Harry B. Bonney.

Began flying (1931); was the 1st female pilot to fly from Australia to England in a Gypsy Moth (April 15-June 21, 1933); was the 1st pilot to fly between Brisbane and Capetown, South Africa (1937). Awarded MBE.

See also Terry Gwynn-Jones, Pioneer Airwoman: The Story of Mrs. Bonney (1979).