Barnes Wallis

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Birthday
26, 1887
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 30, 1979 (92)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1887
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 30, 1979 (92)

About

Scientist and engineer who invented the bouncing bomb, which was used during World War II, and creator of the Victory Bomber aircraft. He was portrayed by Michael Redgrave in the 1955 film The Dam Busters, which was about the use of his invention on the dams of Ruhr Valley during World War II.

Before Fame

He began working as an airplane engineer for the company Vickers.

Trivia

He helped develop airplanes for the military and changed the way that airplanes were wired.

Family Life

He married Molly Bloxam, and the two had four children, Barnes, Mary, Elisabeth, and Christopher.

Associated With

In 1968, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.