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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1915 – Zeppelin LZ33 (L8) crashes near Ostend, Belgium, after being hit by gunfire during a mission to strike Britain.

1944 – After the success of Big Week missions against the Luftwaffe over Germany, the U.S. Army Air Forces begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.

1965 – Birth of Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov, former Russian Navy pilot and cosmonaut.

1979 – Death of Gladys McConnell, American movie actress and aviatrix.

2010 – First flight of the ATR-42-600 (shown), a French twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliner; it is an improved version of the ATR-42 series.

2012 – A Yemen Air Force Antonov An-26 transport plane destroyed by an explosion on the ground at Sana’a International Airport.

 

Updated: March 4, 2015 — 6:49 PM

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