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Barnes Wallis birthplace, Ripley

1887-1979 Aeronautical Engineer and Inventor, designer of airships, aeroplanes, the Bouncing Bomb and swing-wing aircraft, was born here


Region:
Derbyshire
Red Wheel Site:
Yes
Transport Mode(s):
Air
Address:

Cromer House, 43 Butterley Hill, Ripley, Derbyshire 

Postcode:
DE5 3LT
Visitor Centre:
No
Website:

About Barnes Wallis birthplace, Ripley

 Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, designer of airships, aeroplanes, the 'Bouncing Bomb' and swing-wing aircraft was born here on 26th September 1882.

The Red Wheel plaque was unveiled on 31st May 2009

 

Morpurgo, J E (1972) ‘Barnes Wallis - A Biography’ (Longman Group, London).

Murray, Iain (2011) "Dam Busters Manual" A guide to the weapons technology used against the dams and spacial targets of Nazi-occupied Europe  (Haynes Publishing)

 

 

 

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