Robert Watson-Watt

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Birthday
13, 1892
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 5, 1973 (81)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1892
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 5, 1973 (81)

About

British engineer who, as the leader of the Bawdsey Research Station during World War II, developed Radar, which helped the Royal Air Force win the Battle of Britain.

Before Fame

At age 15, he was hired by the London Meteorological Office to track storm patterns in an attempt to make flying safer.

Trivia

In 1935, he showed the capabilities of his invention by tracking a British bomber eight miles away.

Family Life

His second wife, Dame Kathryn Jane Trefusis-Forbes, was the director of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

Associated With

He was a direct descendant of the steam engine inventor James Watt.

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