R. J. Mitchell

Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft designer

1895 – 1937

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Who was R. J. Mitchell?

Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE, FRAeS, was a British aeronautical engineer, working for Supermarine and then Vickers. Between 1920 and 1936 he designed many aircraft, including light aircraft, fighters, bombers and flying boats. He is best remembered for his work on a series of racing aircraft, which culminated in the Supermarine S.6B and an iconic Second World War fighter - the Supermarine Spitfire.

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Born
May 20, 1895
Butt Lane
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Hanley High School
Employment
  • Supermarine
    (1917 - 1937)
Lived in
  • Talke
Died
Jun 11, 1937
United Kingdom
Resting place
St. Mary's Church, South Stoneham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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