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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1925 – First flight of the Kalinin K-1, a Soviet high-wing, 4-place aircraft.

1943 – Over 100 German aircraft attack an Allied convoy off Cape Bon, Tunisia, but defending British fighters prevent them from inflicting any serious damage.

1955 – Capital Airlines adopts the Vickers Viscount (shown), the first U.S. airline to select a British airliner.

1964 – Birth of Igor Valentinovitch Tkachenko, Russian military pilot and Russian Knights aerobatic team group leader.
2001 – Death of Rex Theodor Barber, American World War II fighter pilot; he is best known as a member of the top-secret mission to intercept the aircraft carrying Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.

2010 – An Israeli Air Force (IAF) Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter crashes during a joint Israeli-Romanian aviation exercise in the Carpathian Mountains in northern Romania, killing six IAF officers and another from the Romanian Air Force.

Updated: July 25, 2016 — 6:05 PM

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