On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History

1891 – Birth of Jean Georges Bouyer, French World War I flying ace.

1931 – First flight of the Vickers Type 163 (shown), a British biplane bomber prototype.

1953 – The U.S. Navy begins operational flight tests from the first angled-deck aircraft carrier, the USS Antietam (CV-36).

1965 – The last of 820 Boeing KC-135 aerial tankers is delivered to the U.S. Air Force.

1985 – Death of Karl Deilmann, German World War I flying ace and industrialist.

2009 – A Sikorsky UH-60L Blackhawk of the Texas Army National Guard, crashes on the campus at Texas A&M University just after take-off due to tail rotor failure. Second Lt. Zachary Cook, 2008 Texas A&M graduate and former member of the Texas A&M ROTC and Aggie Corps of Cadets, is killed; four other Army personnel are injured

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