Mr Allen Henry Wheeler CBE MA

   1948, aged 46

 

 

b. 27 Sep 1903, Bitterley, Ludlow

Ed. Eton, University of Cambridge

RAF 1925-55: RAF Officer (Engineering); at Boscombe Down and Farnborough during WWII

Trustee, Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth Remembrance Trust, Old Warden, Beds, from 1947 to 1980

4th place in the Kemsley Challenge Trophy, Birmingham, 31 Jul 1949

1 of 3 assessors, BOAC DH106 Comets G-ALYP & G-ALYY Accident Enquiry, Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation, 19 Oct to 24 Nov 1954

Wrote ' That Nothing Failed Them' (1963),  'Building Aeroplanes for those Magnificent Men' (1965), and 'Flying Between the Wars' (1972)

Aviation Consultant and Technical Advisor to the film industry, including 'Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines' (1965) and 'The Blue Max' (1966)

Member of GAPAN, 22 Sep 1966

President of RAeS Bedford Branch (FRAeS), 1977-78

 

d 1 Jan 1984 - Whistley Bridge, Berks

 

Research: thanks to Steve Brew

 

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