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date: 25 August 2019

Whittle, Sir Frankfree

(1907–1996)
  • G. B. R. Feilden

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Whittle, Sir Frank (1907–1996), aeronautical engineer and inventor of the jet engine, was born on 1 June 1907 at 72 Newcombe Road, Earlsdon, Coventry, the eldest of the three children of Moses Whittle (1882–1965), engineer and inventor, and his wife, Sara Alice, née...

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Churchill College, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge
(1920–)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society