Thomas Sopwith

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Birthday
18, 1888
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 27, 1989 (101)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1888
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 27, 1989 (101)

About

Pilot and aircraft engineer who designed British war planes during the two World Wars.

Before Fame

He taught himself to fly and set several records for endurance flights before founding his own airplane manufacturing company.

Trivia

His company manufactured the Sopwith Camel and the Triplane during World War I and the Hurricane Fighter and Lancaster Bomber during World War II.

Family Life

His father was killed in a tragic accident when Sopwith was just ten years old.

Associated With

He and William Boeing were both pilots-turned-airplane-manufacturers.