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  1. Geoffrey Raoul de Havilland Jr., OBE (18 February 1910 – 27 September 1946) was a British test pilot. He was the son of Geoffrey de Havilland, the English aviation pioneer and aircraft designer.

    • 27 September 1946 (aged 36), Kent, England
    • Test pilot
  2. Captain Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, OM, CBE, AFC, RDI, FRAeS (27 July 1882 – 21 May 1965) was an English aviation pioneer and aerospace engineer. The aircraft company he founded produced the Mosquito, which has been considered the most versatile warplane ever built, and his Comet was the first jet airliner to go into production.

    • Oxford
    • British
    • Aircraft engineer
  3. 27 set 2023 · 27 September 1946 | This Day in Aviation. September 27, 2023 Aviation Aircraft Accident, de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd., de Havilland DH.108 Swallow, de Havilland Goblin Mk.3, Egypt Bay, Flight Test, Geoffrey Raoul de Havilland Jr., Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Test Pilot, TG306, Thames Estuary.

  4. British test pilot Geoffrey de Havilland Jr. was killed while testing an experimental jet-powered aircraft, dubbed the “Swallow,” in preparation for an attempt to break the mythical sound barrier. The aircraft completely disintegrated during a high-speed dive. De Havilland’s body washed up in the Thames River 10 days later.

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  5. Geoffrey Raoul de Havilland Jr., OBE (18 February 1910 – 27 September 1946) was a British test pilot. He was the son of Geoffrey de Havilland, the English aviation pioneer and aircraft designer.

  6. 9 mag 2024 · Geoffrey de Havilland, one of the world's greatest aviation pioneers died peacefully from a cerebral haemorrhage in Watford Hospital on 21st May 1965. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered over Seven Barrows from a DH Trident flown by his lifetime friend and chief test pilot John ‘Cats Eyes’ Cunningham.

  7. 20 set 2021 · Hatfield. By Dan Mountney Reporter. Share. Geoffrey de Havilland Jr tested prototypes of the DH.98 Mosquito and DH.100 Vampire. (Image: Barry Guess/Wikimedia Commons) 75 years ago this...