To the rest of the world Barnes Wallis was the brilliant mind behind the bouncing bombs
- an invention that went down in history on the night of the Dam Buster raids 70 years ago.
Erica Whittaker-Wallis, the 17-year-old greatgranddaughter of bouncing bomb
inventor Barnes Wallis will be learning more about the bravery, skill and ingenuity of the Dam Busters.
As the service ended, people left the church to the theme from the Dambusters - the 1955 film telling the story of the WI bouncing bomb
RAF raid in Germany's industrial heartland.
The name of Barnes Wallis is inextricably linked in the minds of the wartime and post-war generations with his bouncing bomb
and the Dam Busters raid in 1943.
After the war when the Government was making awards to inventors whose genius had contributed so vitally towards victory, a grateful nation gave PS10,000 to bouncing bomb
inventor Barnes Wallis.
THE designer of the bouncing bomb
used in the Second World War Dambusters raid was being remembered today on the mission's 60th anniversary.
A SET of marbles used by inventor Barnes Wallis to help design the Dambusters' bouncing bomb
sold for PS27,200 last night.
Like the Pakistan Airlines pilot who landed as if the plane was a Barnes Wallis bouncing bomb
Warplane designer Barnes Wallis developed the bouncing bomb
which destroyed and damaged some of Germany''s main dams after using the Nant-Y-Gro dam in the Elan Valley, near Rhayader, for initial trials.
But to Mary Stopes-Roe, bouncing bomb
inventor Sir Barnes Wallis was just her loving dad who revelled in the fun of raising his young family.
Also, their designer Sir Barnes Wallis liked to holiday in the Lakes - his favoured Scafell Hotel now has a Barnes Wallis Suite in his honour - while some claim he came up with the idea of the iconic bouncing bomb
used in the raid while skipping stones in the lakes, although, truth be told, many have made similar claims.
Built in the 1930s, it was designed by bouncing bomb
inventor Sir Barnes Wallis and featured the biggest unsupported roof in Europe at the time.