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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1912 – Birth of Antonio Larsimont Pergameni, Spanish Civil War and World War II Italian flying ace.

1912 – Wilbur Wright dies of typhoid fever at the early age of 45. His death marks the end of his extraordinary partnership with his brother Orville, which culminated in 1903 with the first true powered flight in history.

1942 – Launch of the Royal Air Force’s Operation Millennium, the first 1,000-bomber raid; Cologne, Germany, is the target.

1962 – First flight of the Sukhoi Su-15 (NATO reporting name “Flagon”), a twin-engine interceptor aircraft.

2003 – Last commercial flight of an Air France Concorde from Paris to New York.

2007 – One of the last remaining Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvairs (shown above), large piston-engine transport aircraft converted from Douglas DC-4s, crashed at Nixon Fork Mine near McGrath, Alaska.

Updated: May 30, 2013 — 3:39 PM

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