The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land.
92-year-old WW2 Vet Flies Spitfire Again
BBC News - 92-year-old Air Transport Auxiliary veteran Joy Lofthouse returns to the skies in a Spitfire 70 years on from the end of World War 2. Seven decades after her last flight in the iconic plane, Joy described the experience as "lovely: it was perfect", making her feel "quite young." The ATA made an enormous contribution to the war effort by taking over from service pilots the task of ferrying Royal Air Force and Royal Navy warplanes between factories, maintenance units and front-line squadrons.