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Sir Barnes Neville Wallis (1887-1979), Aeronautical designer and engineer

Sitter in 12 portraits
Aeronautical designer and engineer. Born at Ripley, Derbyshire, in 1913 Wallis went to work for Vickers at Barrow designing the R9 rigid airship, completed in 1916. After the war he worked on the airship R80, which flew in 1920. At Vickers at Cardington, he developed airships for commercial routes to India and contributed to aeroplane designs including the Wellesley and Wellington bombers. Wallis devised the 'bouncing' bombs associated with the 'Dambuster' raids used by Lancaster bombers to destroy the Möhne and Eder Dams in May 1943. He worked for Vickers until 1971.

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Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Alfred Egerton Cooper
oil on canvasboard, 1942
NPG 5464

x15123

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 16 November 1967
NPG x15123

x26005

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Ronald Franks
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x26005

x15120

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 2 July 1975
NPG x15120

x15121

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 2 July 1975
NPG x15121

x185889

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, March 1945
NPG x185889

x187112

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, March 1945
NPG x187112

x187113

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, March 1945
NPG x187113

x86073

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, December 1958
NPG x86073

x185890

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1963
NPG x185890

x15122

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Central Press
bromide print, circa 1966
NPG x15122

x172784

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis

by Bassano Ltd
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 31 December 1970
NPG x172784