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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1896 – Birth of Edgar James Kingston McCloughry, Australian World War I fighter ace and balloon buster; post-WWI, he became an engineer and later served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

1919 – The Schneider Trophy race is flown at Bournemouth, England; Italian Guido Janello, flying a Savoia S.13, is the only finisher, but is disqualifed for missing a turning buoy. When judges ask Janello to complete another lap, he runs out of fuel.

1952 – U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jesse G. Folmar shoots down a Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 before being shot down himself during the Korean War; he survives and is rescued. It is the only such victory during the conflict.

1956 – First flight of the North American F-107 “Super Super Sabre”  (shown), a U.S. Air Force tactical fighter-bomber prototype based on the F-100 Super Sabre.

1967 – Death of Herbert James Edwards, Australian World War I fighter ace.

2000 – Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters operating in Sierra Leone help in the rescue operation of British soldiers held by the “West Side Boys” in Sierra Leone.

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Updated: September 10, 2014 — 4:38 PM

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