Frederick Handley Page (1885–1962) was a British aircraft designer and manufacturer, who opened the world's first aircraft factory in 1909. During the war Handley Page specialized in building bombers, culminating in the O/400 twin-engined bomber and the first British four-engine bomber, the V/1500. These aircraft were intended to undertake long-range strategic bombing. His post-WWI business focused on commercial aviation. In the Second World War his company built the Halifax bomber and military transports, and in the 1950s, returning once more to bombers, produced the Victor jet-powered strategic bomber.
Sources: Who's Who in World War One, Britannica Online, the RAF Museum
|The Handley Page O/400|
|The Handley Page V/1500|