English engineer who designed the Supermarine Spitfire Fighter used in WWII.
He began working as an apprentice for Kerr Stuart & Co. at age 16.
His courageous spirit was the topic of the 1942 film The First of the Few.
He had one son, Gordon, with his wife Florence Dayson.
He was an important engineer for his country's air force, much like the American engineer Edward White.