R.J. Mitchell , inventor of the plane which won the battle of Britain

Mitchell Inventor of the Spitfire, the airplane which together with the Hawker Hurricane helped win The Battle of Britain

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Due to the non-combat nature of their work, Air Transport Auxilliary used women pilots to deliver aéroplanes to the various units. Here, a Supermarine Spitfire is on its way ~

Reginald Mitchell the designer of the Spitfire

The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works (which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from Reginald Mitchell Spitfire designer.

Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster  bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war. would like to see what he would invent or design now.

WWII Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war.

James  McDonnell (1899 - 1980) Aircraft designer, founder of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation which eventually became McDonnell Douglas, designer of the F-4 Phantom, the F-15 Eagle and the FA-18 Hornet as well as commercial planes such as the DC-10

James McDonnell - Aircraft designer, founder of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation which eventually became McDonnell Douglas, designer of the Phantom, the Eagle and the Hornet as well as commercial planes such as the

Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No. 92 Squadron Royal Air Force and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to Supermarine Spitfire (possibly Wellum's QJ-K) at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, June/July 1941.  Group Captain Charles Brian Fabris Kingcome DSO, DFC & Bar (31 May 1917 – 1994) Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC (born 4 August 1921 – still with us aged 94)

holdhard: “ Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire.

German aircraft designer and manufacturer, Wilhelm Emil "Willy" Messerschmitt was born 26/6 1898.

Wilhelm Emil "Willy" Messerschmitt German Aircraft genius made the first jet fighter and the

Sir Frank Whittle, English inventor who developed the jet engine.

Sir Frank Whittle

The genius who shrank the globe: Why after 70 years we should celebrate jet engine inventor Frank Whittle

Winston Churchill    Battle of Britain, WW2.

Winston Churchill - The Battle of Britain, One of my fav quotes ever. on a WW II monument in London along the river bank History and WWII

RAF Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park, nr Hyde Park Corner, commemorates aircrews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during WWII. The memorial was built to mark the sacrifice of 55,573 aircrew from Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The memorial is classical in style, its roof is lined with aluminium from a Halifax bomber, behind a stainless steel lattice inspired by the geodesic fuselage construction of Wellington…

RAF Bomber Command Memorial is made of aluminium from a crashed Handley Page Halifax

Mikoyan and Gurevich - MiG

Mikoyan and Gurevich - MiG

Hawker Hurricane.  Not as pretty as the Spitfire but still claimed more kills in the Battle of Britain.

Hawker Hurricane, Many built in Fort William (Thunder Bay) Ontario.

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