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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.

  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.

  3. 20 de sept. de 2021 · 75 years ago this week, Geoffrey de Havilland Jr, daring test pilot and a key player in a defining era for British aviation, tragically lost his life. This is his story.

  4. Captain Sir Geoffrey De Havilland. Geoffrey de Havilland was the second son of Charles de Havilland, the curate of Hazlemere near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. He was born on 27 July 1882 , three years after his brother Ivon.

  5. 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.

  6. Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, founder of the de Havilland World Enterprise, one of the first global manufacturing companies, was one of Britain’s aviation pioneers. Geoffrey and his colleague, Frank Hearle had designed and built their first aircraft, powered by an engine designed by Geoffrey, and neither of them had even seen an aircraft before.

  7. 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.