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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1914 – Birth of Jesús Antonio Villamor, Filipino World War II fighter pilot and intelligence officer.

1942 – A U. S. Army Air Forces bomber discovers that Japanese forces are occupying Attu in the Aleutian Islands; American aircraft soon begin a bombing campaign against Attu.

1947 – Rhulin Albert Thomas complete the first solo coast-to-coast flight across the U.S. by a deaf pilot.

1963 – Death of Joseph Marie Xavier de Sevin, French World War I flying ace and World War II high-ranking officer.

1976 – First flight of the Dassault Falcon 50 (shown), a French long-range corporate jet, featuring three engines.

2007 – A Romanian IAR 330 SOCAT attack helicopter, belonging to the 90th Airlift Base, crashes in southern Romania during a night training mission; the crew of three perish, including Commander Nicolae Bucur, one of the most experienced pilots of the Romanian Air Force.



Updated: November 7, 2014 — 12:32 PM

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