Jeffrey Quill

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Birthday
1, 1913
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 20, 1996 (83)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1913
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 20, 1996 (83)

About

Aviator who was nicknamed "Mr. Spitfire" and flew the prototype of the most famous World War II airplane.

Before Fame

He persuaded his superiors to grant him a combat mission in 1940.

Trivia

He lived in the days before wind tunnels and computer simulations; therefore, he could only tell if a plane was air-ready by attempting to fly it.

Family Life

He was born in Littlehampton, Sussex, England as the youngest of five children.

Associated With

He flew the first Spitfire, but test pilot Alex Henshaw flew 2,000 more during the World War II years.