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    Frank Whittle


    Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle OM KBE CB FRS FRAeSwas an English Royal Air Forceengineer air officer. He is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. A patent was submitted by Maxime Guillaume in 1921 for a similar invention; however, this was technically unfeasible at the time. Whittle's jet engines were developed some years earlier than those of Germany's Hans von Ohain who was the designer of the first operational jet engine... (wikipedia)

    • Born in England
    • Died On 8/9/1996

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