Lieutenant Commander Eric M. Brown executes the first landing of a twin-engined plane on an aircraft carrier, successfully landing the “navalized” de Havilland Mosquito VI on the HMS Indefatigable.
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Charles Augustus Lindbergh was awarded the Medal of Honor for completing the first successful transatlantic flight on this date in 1928. Six other aviators had previously lost their lives attempting the same voyage.
March 19, 1941 was the inaugural date of Tuskegee Airmen (or the 99th Pursuit Squadron): the first division of all African-American pilots in the Army Air Corp. It was a great victory in the struggle […]
Colonel General Ernst Udet, German ace pilot, downed his first opponent on this date in 1916: an aggressive attack, outnumbered against a formation of 23 French aircraft.
Renowned aviator Amelia Earhart began an attempted global circumnavigation flight on March 17, 1937, flying a Lockheed Electra from Oakland, California to Wheeler Field, HI in 15 hours and 47 minutes
American aviator Edward O’Hare was born on this day in 1914. O’Hare earned his stripes in the Navy, being awarded that division’s first ever title of flying ace and garnering the prestigious Medal of Honor […]
During World War Two, a group of heroic female pilots played a key role in defeating the German war machine’s attempts to conquer the United Kingdom. The women were pilots for the Air Transport Auxiliary […]