WW1 aircraftswoman dies aged 107

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    WW1 aircraftswoman dies aged 107
    Alice Baker
    Alice Baker lived in her own home until she was 104
    One of the last surviving women to have served in World War 1 has died in Norfolk aged 107.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/norfolk/4781342.stm
    Alice Baker, born in Costessey near Norwich in 1898, joined the Royal Flying Corps at the age of 18 and rose to the rank of Leading Aircraftswoman.
    Their son Leslie served as a bomber pilot in World War 11.
    During the war Mrs Baker served as a "doper" in Dover, which involved daubing the canvas wings of biplanes with a lacquer to make them waterproof.

    also:
    Body of WW1 casualty recovered in France
    http://www.theage.com.au/news/World...vered-in-France/2006/02/10/1139465835231.html

    see also:WW1 death records go online
    http://www.computeractive.co.uk/personal-computer-world/news/2149716/ww1-death-records-online
     
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