Jean Batten

Aviator Jean Batten

Profession: Aviator

New Zealand
New Zealand

Biography: Jean Batten was by most accounts the most well-known New Zealander in the 1930s after she made a number of record-breaking solo flights internationally. This included becoming the first person to fly solo from England to New Zealand.

Born: September 15, 1909
Birthplace: Rotorua, New Zealand

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: November 22, 1982 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Dog bite

Historical Events

  • 1936-10-16 Jean Batten reaches Auckland, New Zealand after flying solo from Kent, England in a record 11 days and 45 minutes

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