Alex Henshaw

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Birthday
7, 1912
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 24, 2007 (94)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1912
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 24, 2007 (94)

About

1930s air racer and test pilot for Britain's most famous plane of World War II, the Spitfire.

Before Fame

He won the King's Cup Air Race and set a record in a flight to Cape Town, South Africa.

Trivia

He flew more than 2,300 Spitfires between 1940 and 1945, about one out of every 10 built.

Family Life

He grew up loving both planes and motorcycles, and his father, deciding a plane was safer, gave him one as a present.

Associated With

He tested the Spitfires in World War II that often tangled with German Focke-Wulf FW-190 fighters developed by Kurt Tank.