London hostess to marry inventor

Here’s a photograph from the August 2 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a British couple who were about to get married.

Amherst Villiers (1900-1991) spent the early years of his career supercharging automobile engines. During the Second World War, he served as a ferry pilot. After the war, he moved to the United States and worked on the space program.

He was married to the former Madame Maya de Lisle Adam for long enough that an airplane engine that he developed in 1936 was named the Amherst Villiers Maya I. However, the couple eventually divorced. Mr. Villiers then married Juanita Lorraine Brown; they had two children.

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