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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1889 – Birth of Harry George Hawker MBE, AFC, Australian aviation pioneer and co-founder of Hawker Aircraft.

1931 – First flight of the Bristol Type 118, a British general-purpose military aircraft, a two-seat biplane prototype for overseas markets.

1943 – Death of Edmond Eugene Henri Caillaux, French World War I flying ace.

1952 – The de Havilland Comet 1 (1A shown) becomes the first turbojet-powered civil airliner to be awarded a certificate of airworthiness.

1969 – The U. S. 9th Marine Regiment begins Operation Dewey Canyon – an operation dependent completely on helicopters – in South Vietnam’s Da Krong Valley. It will conclude on March 19, rated as the 9th Marines’ most successful operation of the Vietnam War.

2010 – A Myanmar Air Force Chengdu F-7 fighter crashed while attempting to land at Yangon airport, killing its pilot.

 

Updated: January 22, 2015 — 2:39 PM

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