W.153 *  3rd Officer  Winifred 'Pooh' Stokes
 flag england b. 27 Sep 1918, Benwick Cambs  21 Feb 1944 to 30 Sep 1945 

   ATA

 winifred stokes 1945   RAeC 1945    

 

Father: Herbert Stokes, a garage proprietor, Mother: [Smith]

 prev. Bank Clerk; Ambulance Driver; WAAF

 Address in 1939: London Rd, Peterborough


Ab initio pilot

ata di faunthorpe and pooh stokes with (l) Di Faunthorpe

 

 She gained her Royal Aero Club Certificate No 20942 on 3 Aug 1945, as part of the 'ATA Wings' programme


 Address in 1945: New Rd, Benwick, Cambs

m. 12 Nov 1946 in Ash Shatibi, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt, F/O (later Sqn-Ldr) Peter George Pudney Henson RAF

  1951

from Wellingborough, Northants

Winifred and 4-month old daughter Pamela sailed back from Egypt to the UK in September 1948; she and Peter then sailed to the USA in 1954 with daughters Pamela (age 6) and Christine (b. 1950 in York)

Peter d. 1956 missing presumed killed as a result of a flying accident in Florida;  flying a F-84 Thunderjet, he parachuted into the water 3 miles offshore but bad weather prevented a rescue.

"His wife and two small daughters live at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida" - The Montgomery Advertiser, 2 Feb 1956

 

 Address 1969-83: Lansdowne Rd, Bedford

 

d. 1 Apr 2002 - Bedford

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