Barnes Wallis biography

Barnes Wallis

Engineer, Inventor

1887 – 1979

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Who was Barnes Wallis?

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, CBE FRS, RDI, FRAeS, was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation Chastise to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War II. The raid was the subject of the 1955 film The Dam Busters, in which Wallis was played by Michael Redgrave. Among his other inventions were the geodetic airframe and the earthquake bomb.

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Born
Sep 26, 1887
Ripley
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Christ's Hospital
Died
Oct 30, 1979
Effingham, Surrey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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