Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

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Barnes Neville Wallis

Birthplace: Belper, Derbyshire, UK
Death: Died in Effingham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Wallis and Edith E. Wallis
Husband of Molly Wallis
Brother of John E.W. Wallis

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, CBE, FRS, RDI, FRAeS (26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979), was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the RAF in Operation Chastise (the "Dambusters" raid) to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War II. The raid was the subject of the 1954 film The Dam Busters, in which Wallis was played by Michael Redgrave. Among his other inventions were the geodetic airframe and the earthquake bomb.

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Sir Barnes Neville Wallis's Timeline

September 26, 1887
Belper, Derbyshire, UK
October 30, 1979
Age 92
Effingham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom