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date: 08 March 2021

Bird, Sir Jameslocked

(1883–1946)
  • C. R. Gray
  • , revised by Peter Fearon

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Bird, Sir James (1883–1946), naval architect and aircraft manufacturer, was born in Hackney, London, on 19 March 1883, the second son of Samuel Bird, merchant, of Calcutta and East Cowes, Isle of Wight. No birth certificate has been found, and there is uncertainty about the identity of his mother, as his father’s first wife, ...

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