Francis John Linnell

Air Marshal Sir Francis John Linnell KBE CB was a British military officer who saw active service in World War I and World War II. He was Controller of Research and Development of the Ministry of Aircraft Production during the development of the Bouncing bomb, the weapon eventually employed in Operation Chastise. Jack was Dubbed Sir Francis in the desert in front of the British press by King George VI and posthumously invested as a Commander in the Legion of Merit by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Francis John Linnell was born on Isle of Thanet, Margate and was educated at Bloxham School.

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