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Harry Hawker



Hawker: A Biography of Harry Hawker by L.K. Blackmore



Pilot, Harry Hawker, conquers spinning



Harry Hawker Introduction research Edition



Funeral of famous pilot Harry George Hawker at Hook (1921)



The Cauldron - Harry the Hawker (Martin Graebe)

Harry George Hawker MBE, AFC was an Australian aviation pioneer. He was the chief test pilot for Sopwith and was also involved in the design of many of their aircraft. After World War One he co-founded Hawker Aircraft, the firm that would later be responsible for a long series of successful military aircraft. He died on 12 July 1921 when the aircraft he was to fly in the Aerial Derby crashed in a park at Burnt Oak, Edgware, not far from Hendon Aerodrome.
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    • Personal 

    • Brief return to Australia 

    • Attempt at first transatlantic flight 

    • Death 

    • Honours