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Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet

1892 - 1984

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Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet, (13 April 1892 – 5 April 1984), commonly known as "Bomber" Harris by the press and often within the RAF as "Butch" Harris, was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) RAF Bomber Command during the height of the Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign against Nazi Germany in the Second World War. Born in Gloucestershire, Harris emigrated to Rhodesia in 1910, aged 17. He joined the 1st Rhodesia Regiment at the outbreak of the First World War and saw action in South Africa and South West Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet has received more than 1,041,548 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet is the 9th most popular pilot (up from 10th in 2019), the 555th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 641st in 2019) and the most popular British Pilot.

Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, was a British air marshal. He is most famous for being the commander of the Royal Air Force in the bombing of Dresden, Germany.

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Over the past year Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet has had the most page views in the with 34,312 views, followed by German (33,917), and French (9,751). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (63.67%), Ukrainian (59.51%), and Persian (52.99%)

Among PILOTS

Among pilots, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet ranks 9 out of 71Before him are Roland Garros, Sabiha Gökçen, Hanna Reitsch, Adolf Galland, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Ernst Udet. After him are Francis Gary Powers, Ivan Kozhedub, Hermann Graf, Chesley Sullenberger, Chuck Yeager, and Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1892, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet ranks 42Before him are Robert Ritter von Greim, Bruno Schulz, Darius Milhaud, Corneille Heymans, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, and Arthur Friedenreich. After him are Bolesław Bierut, Władysław Anders, Richard Neutra, Alexandre Koyré, Nikolai Kondratiev, and V. Gordon Childe. Among people deceased in 1984, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet ranks 28Before him are Ahmed Sékou Touré, Anna Anderson, Truman Capote, Oleg Antonov, Pyotr Kapitsa, and Marvin Gaye. After him are Dmitry Ustinov, Stanley Milgram, Vicente Aleixandre, Philippe Ariès, Viktor Shklovsky, and Karl Rahner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet ranks 555 out of 8,785Before him are David Lean (1908), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Jane Seymour (1951), Thomas Cranmer (1489), Christian Bale (1974), and David II of Scotland (1324). After him are David J. Thouless (1934), Benjamin Graham (1894), Philip Miller (1691), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Bill Nighy (1949), and Hugh Laurie (1959).

Among PILOTS In United Kingdom

Among pilots born in United Kingdom, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet ranks 1After him are Amy Johnson (1903).