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Herbert Eugene Chaplin

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Herbert Eugene Chaplin (1896-1979), Chief Designer (Aircraft), Fairey Aviation Co

1896 March 10th. Born the son of Nathaniel Eugene Chaplin, a Gardner for the Corporation.

Educated St. George's Secondary; Merchant Venturer's Technical College; Faculty of Engineering at Bristol University.

1911 Living at 14 Kingsley Road, Easton, Bristol: Herbert Eugene Chaplin (age 15 born Almondsbury), Junior Clerk in Iron Merchants. With his patents and siblings.[1]

1916 Joined RFC / RAF as a draughtsman.

1929 Sailed to New York, Aeronautical Engineer. and returned 1930

1937 Member of IMechE

1939 Living at Caravan Wanderlast, Taplow Priory, Eton, Aeronautical Engineer Assistant Chief Designer. With Annie E. Chaplin (born 1898).[2]

1943 Devised a new Fairey monoplane.

1952 Patent. Sectional fuselage for aircraft.[3]

1953 Patent. Jet-propelled vertical take-off aircraft.[4]

1954 Listed as M.B.E., MIMechE, FRAeS, MSAE.[5]

1979 December 26th. Died, of Wellbank Cottage, Rectory Road, Taplow.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. 1939 Census
  3. Google Patents
  4. Google Patents
  5. 1954 Aeroplane Directory