Jones, Sir (Bennett) Melvill (1887–1975), university teacher and aeronautical engineer, was born in Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Cheshire, on 28 January 1887, the elder son and eldest of three children of Benedict Jones of Birkenhead, a Liverpool barrister, and his wife, Henrietta Cornelia Melvill...
W. A. Mair
John K. Harvey
Preston, Joseph Henry [Harry] (1911–1985), aeronautical engineer and university teacher, was born on 1 March 1911 at Swinescales, Hutton Soil, Greystoke, near Penrith, Cumberland, the son of William Preston, a farmer, and his wife, Jean Dufton. He was brought up in the small farming community of ...
E. H. Mansfield
Wittrick, William Henry (1922–1986), aeronautical engineer, was born in Huddersfield on 29 October 1922, the elder son and eldest of four children of Frank Wittrick (1894–1960), who had been wounded during the First World War, had a variety of jobs, and finally worked for an engineering firm in ...