Surrey Industrial History Group (SIHG)

SIHG Zoom Meeting: Sir Barnes Wallis

Thursday, 11 April, 2024 - 10:00

Wallis is best know for his bouncing bomb used to destroy German dams in WW2, but in his early years he was a Naval Architect before moving on to become one of the country's leading airship designers. Reluctantly he transitioned to design aircraft, following the demise of airships, and perhaps his most famous design was the Wellington bomber. He studied bomb design and as well as the dams bomb, he designed the two largest  bombs used during WW2, the Tallboy and Grand Slam.  This talk will be given by Bill Mc Naught, Chairman of the 5 Deans U3A.

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