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Fokker, Anthonylocked

(06 April 1890–23 December 1939)
  • Dennis Wepman

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Fokker, Anthony (06 April 1890–23 December 1939), aircraft designer and manufacturer, was born Anton Herman Gerard Fokker in Blitar, Java, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), the son of Herman Fokker, a Dutch coffee planter, and Anna Diemont. His life in Blitar, a small settlement in southeastern Java in the district of Kediri, was spent running free with the native children, but his family returned to the Netherlands when he was four. In Haarlem he proved to be an indifferent and rebellious student; in his memoir, ...

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