Lois Pitman

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Lois Pitman
Bornc. 1919
Melbourne, Victoria
Died (aged 95)
Melbourne, Victoria
Service/branchWomen's Auxiliary Australian Air Force
Women's Royal Australian Air Force
Years of service1942–1946
RankGroup Officer
Commands heldWomen's Royal Australian Air Force (1960–72)
Battles/warsSecond World War
AwardsOfficer of the Order of the British Empire

Lois Katrine Pitman, OBE (c. 1919 – 30 October 2014) was an Australian military officer and social worker. She served as director of the Women's Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF) from 1960 to 1972.[1]

Born in Melbourne, Pitman joined the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force in 1942 and later served with the Department of Post-War Reconstruction. She qualified as a social worker and worked with the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and the St Thomas' Hospital. After joining the WRAAF she studied psychology at Australian National University.[1]

Pitman was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1968.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Directors of the WRAAF" (PDF).

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Military offices
Preceded by
Wing Officer Doris Carter
Director of the Women's Royal Australian Air Force
Succeeded by
Group Officer Dawn Parsloe