From 1933 to 1939 Henry Booker worked on radio wave propagation with Jack Ratcliffe at the Cavendish Laboratories in Cambridge.  He became head of the Maths Group at Worth working on radio propagation, reflection and refraction which helped innovation of new antenna designs to improve the radar performance.

After the war he returned to Cambridge University for three years as a lecturer.  In 1948 he moved to Cornell University in the United States.

14 December 1910 - 1 November 1988

If you have additional information or materials - please contact the Radar Trust
Papers & Links etc.
Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge - some correspondence in Jack Ratcliffe's papers:
go to:  with search words: Henry Booker 
National Academic Press - biography Henry Booker
or go to:  and look under 'Biographical Memoirs'
Group in March 1942:  Group 26  - Maths Group

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