Log In
WWII Combo Pack 600x120

On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1894 – Birth of Fritz John Jacobsen, German World War I flying ace.

1929 – Dwight S. “Barney” Zimmerley, in a Barling NB-3 bomber, sets a long-distance record, flying from Brownsville, Texas to Winnipeg, in 16 hours.

1962 – First conventional flight of the Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird (originally designated VZ-10), a U.S. Army project to produce a V/STOL (vertical/short take off-landing) jet prototype.

1963 – Death of Frank Purdy Lahm, the first military aviator in the U.S.; he was a general officer in both the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Forces.

1967 – Ann Dearing Holtgren Pellegreno lands her Lockheed Electra 10A (shown) back in Oakland, Calif., having completed the 28,000-mile commemorative flight of Amelia Earhart’s last flight.

2008 – A Kalita Air Boeing 747 crashes into a ranch house near Madrid, Colombia, while attempting to return to the airport after reporting a fire in one of the engines; the cargo jet kills two people on the ground.

 

Updated: July 7, 2014 — 7:03 PM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Airage Media © 2017
For all Licensing, Permissions, Awards and Reprint requests please contact our official partner Wright's Media for more information. Please note that Wright's Media is the only authorized company that we’ve partnered with for materials and assets. Wright's Media contact: airage@wrightsmedia.com or (877) 652-5295.
WordPress Video Lightbox