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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1898 – Birth of Robert Wallace Farquhar, British World War I flying ace.

1920 – Pierre van Ryneveld and Quintin Brand set out in a Vickers Vimy from Cairo to cross Africa by air from north to south.

1935 – First flight of the Mitsubishi A5M “Claude” (shown), a Japanese carrier-based fighter aircraft; it is the world’s first monoplane shipboard fighter and direct ancestor of the famous Mitsubishi A6M “Zero.”

1945 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt touches down at Yalta, the Crimean resort, in his presidential airplane “Sacred Cow,” a Douglas C-54 Skymaster, for a crucial summit with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The leaders are meeting to discuss terms for German surrender and the shape of post-war Europe.

1966 – Death of Giorgio Michetti, Italian World War I flying ace.

1997 – Two  Sikorsky S-65C-3 Yas’ur 2000 helicopters (export versions of the CH-53 Sea Stallion) of the Israel Defense Forces collide in darkness near the remote She’ar Yeshuv kibbutz, over northern Israel at ~1900 hrs. in a storm, killing 73 Israel Defense Forces soldiers.

 

Updated: February 4, 2014 — 1:01 PM

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