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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1895 – Birth of William Otto Brash Winkler, Scottish World War I fighter ace.

1917 – In daylight, German Gotha heavy bombers make a third attack on England, killing 65 people and injuring 245.

1927 – T.B. Tull and J.V. Medcalf are the first Canadians to attempt a transatlantic flight but after they depart Harbour Grace in Newfoundland, the duo is lost at sea.

1929 – First flight of the Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk M.F.10, a a military seaplane trainer.

1963 – Death of Frank Purdy Lahm (shown), American aviation pioneer and the first U.S. military aviator; he was a general officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps and Army Air Force.

2013 – A Rediske Air de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter crashes onto the runway immediately after takeoff from Soldotna Airport in Soldotna, Alaska, and bursts into flames, killing all 10 people aboard.

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Updated: July 6, 2016 — 10:28 PM

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