Person    | Male  Born 26/9/1887  Died 30/10/1979

Sir Barnes Wallis

Categories: Aviation, Engineering

Designer and engineer. Born Barnes Neville Wallis in Ripley, Derbyshire. He was employed by Vickers for most of his working life and designed part of the R100 airship. His most famous achievement was the 'bouncing bomb' used in the Dambusters Raid. After the war he worked on many new developments, including the 'swing-wing' concept. Died at Leatherhead Hospital, Surrey.
Played by Michael Redgrave in the 1955 film, 'The Dam Busters'.

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Sir Barnes Wallis

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Road Research Laboratory

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Sir Barnes Wallis

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Sir Barnes Wallis - Harmondsworth

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