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David Beaty

Born: 28-Mar-1919
Birthplace: Hatton, Ceylon
Died: 4-Dec-1999
Location of death: Slindon, West Sussex, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Cone of Silence

Military service: RAF (bomber pilot, 206 Squadron, WWII)

Wife: Betty Smith (novelist, m. 1948, three daughters)

    High School: Kingswood School, Bath
    University: MA History, Merton College, Oxford University (1940)

    British Overseas Airways Corporation Senior Captain (1945-48)
    Royal Aeronautical Society
    Member of the British Empire 1992

Author of books:
The Take Off (1949, novel)
The Four Winds (1954, novel)
The Proving Flight (1956, novel)
Cone of Silence (1959, novel)
Village of Stars (1960, novel)
The Wind Off the Sea (1962, novel)
The Siren Song (1964, novel)
Sword of Honour (1965, novel)
The Gun Garden (1965, novel)
The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents (1969, nonfiction)
The Temple Tree (1971, novel)
The Water Jump: The Story of Transatlantic Flight (1976, nonfiction)
Excellency (1977, novel)
The Complete Skytraveller (1979, nonfiction)
The White Sea-Bird (1980, novel)
Wings of the Morning (1982, memoir)
The Stick (1984, novel)
The Blood Brothers (1987, novel)
The Naked Pilot (1991, nonfiction)
The Ghost of the Eighth Attack (1998, novel)


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