Reginald Joseph Mitchell

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Reginald Joseph Mitchell

Birth
Staffordshire, England
Death
11 Jun 1937 (aged 42)
Hampshire, England
Burial
Swaythling, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England Add to Map
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Aircraft Designer.The inventor and designer of the Spitfire,the much admired fighter aircraft which played a vital role for Britain and the Allies during World War Two.The development of this famous aircraft took it from uncompromising beginnings to become the legendary last memorial to a great man - an elegant and with its pilots,a highly effective,weapon of war.The Spitfire would not have happened at all,however,without Mitchell's indomitable courage and determination in the face of severe psychological adversity resulting from cancer.His contribution to the Battle of Britain and thereafter to the achievement of final victory in 1945,was so great that our debt to him can never be repaid.
Aircraft Designer.The inventor and designer of the Spitfire,the much admired fighter aircraft which played a vital role for Britain and the Allies during World War Two.The development of this famous aircraft took it from uncompromising beginnings to become the legendary last memorial to a great man - an elegant and with its pilots,a highly effective,weapon of war.The Spitfire would not have happened at all,however,without Mitchell's indomitable courage and determination in the face of severe psychological adversity resulting from cancer.His contribution to the Battle of Britain and thereafter to the achievement of final victory in 1945,was so great that our debt to him can never be repaid.