On This Day in Aviation History

Nov 25, 2013 No Comments by

1906 – Birth of Joaquín Collar Serra, a Spanish military aviator who took part in the historic flight of the Cuatro Vientos from Seville, Spain, to Camagüey, Cuba, a trip of more than 4,500 miles, in 1933.

1920 – U.S. Army Lt. Corliss Champion Moseley flies a Verville-Packard 600 132 miles at 156.54 mph to win the first Pulitzer Race at Mitchel Field on Long Island, New York.

1930 – A flight of Royal Air Force Fairey IIIDs of No.47 Squadron is back in Khartoum after a nearly one month flight over West Africa.

1940 – First flight of the Martin B-26 Marauder (B model shown), American twin-engine medium bomber.

1985 – An Aeroflot Antonov AN-12 transport is shot down by the South African Special Forces 27 miles east of Menongue, Angola, killing all 21 aboard.

2005 – Death of Yoshio Shiga, Japanese Navy flying ace of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II;  he also led one of the aircraft carrier Kaga’s fighter divisions during the first strike on American forces on Oahu, Hawaii.


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