WE Johns

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Birthday
5, 1893
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 21, 1968 (75)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1893
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 21, 1968 (75)

About

Author of numerous adventure stories, particularly Ace Pilot and adventurer Biggles; his pseudonym was Captain W.E. Johns.

Before Fame

His childhood dream was to be a soldier, and a stint in the Army earned him an assignment to the Royal Flying Corps.

Trivia

He became a journalist after leaving the RAF, writing extensively about aviation and eventually publishing his own magazine devoted to it.

Family Life

His father was a tailor, and his mother grew up in a butcher's family.

Associated With

His Biggles character was unsuccessfully adapted for a 1986 film titled Biggles: Adventures in Time, which starred Peter Cushing as Air Commodore William Raymond.