Geoffrey De Havilland

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Birthday
27, 1882
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 21, 1965 (82)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1882
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 21, 1965 (82)

About

Legendary British aviation pioneer and aircraft engineer whose Mosquito is sometimes called the most versatile warplane ever made.

Before Fame

He spent two years working in the design office of Motor Omnibus Construction Company Limited in Walthamstow, where he designed his first aero engine, the first prototype of which was made by Iris Motor Company.

Trivia

He was not only the owner and leader of the de Havilland Aircraft Company, but also the resident test pilot for all of their planes.

Family Life

He had three sons with his first wife Louise Thomas.

Associated With

Actress Joan Fontaine was his cousin.