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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1915 – Birth of Kaj Birksted, Danish World War II flying ace with the Royal Air Force and Danish high-ranking officer post-WWII.

1953 – First flight of the SNCASO Trident (shown), a French mixed power prototype interceptor.

1955 – Trans-Canada Airlines introduced the Vickers Viscount airliner into regular service, making it the first North American airline to use turbine power aircraft.

1965 – Operation Rolling Thunder begins, a massive air campaign against North Vietnam by the U.S.

1982 – Death of James Donald Innes Hardman, British World War I flying ace, World War II high-ranking officer and chief of the air staff (CAS) of the Royal Australian Air Force post-WWII.

2012 – The last departure of an official Continental Airlines flight takes place at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time as Continental Flight 1267 departs Phoenix, Ariz., bound for Cleveland, Ohio. On this day, Continental disappears into United Airlines, completing the two airlines ’​ 2010 merger; Continental had operated since 1934.

Updated: March 2, 2015 — 8:55 AM

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