Hello Folks, hard to believe another month almost gone. I enjoy building aircraft models and I got myself a beauty. 1/32 scale Trumpeter (from China) A-10A. Its got some stuff I haven’t tried before like resin engines, photoetched metal parts and metal landing gear. Its got 600 plus parts and a 28 page instruction book. I’m planning on putting my trials and tribulations with this guy on the HAG Message Board as I go along. I’ll start it April 1st as I have got some finishing touches to put on my last project. Stop down and maybe get a chuckle or two at my expense.
The French Army formed a ‘Service Aeronautique’.
Two Japanese army officers, Captain Tokugawa and Humazo Hino, were sent to France and Germany respectively to learn to fly.
29 March 1912
The French Aeronautique Militaire was reorganized into three Groups, based in Lyon, Reims and Versailles.
The Fokker M5k was developed and became the prototype for the famous Fokker EIII Eindecker fighter monoplane.
The battleship USS MISSISSIPPI and the cruiser USS BIRMINGHAM became the first aircraft carriers to be used in warfare. They operated off of Vera Cruz with five United States Navy seaplanes making reconnaissance flights over Mexican lines. The seaplanes were lowered over the side and took-off and landed on the water.
1 April 1915
Lieutenant Roland Garros shot down a German Albartros two-seater with the Hotchkiss machine-gun fitted to his Morane-Saulnier Type L monoplane. Steel wedge deflectors allowed the bullets to pass through the propeller arc without damaging the propeller.
The Japanese Naval Air Corps was established.
1 April 1916
Zeppelin LZ48 was was brought down by anti-aircraft gunfire over England.
27 March 1918
A Curtiss H16 flying boat, the first production aircraft to be built by the United States Naval Aircraft Factory, made its first flight.
Fokker DVII biplane fighters became operational on the Western Front with Jagdegschwader I. The DVII proved itself to be the best German fighter of the First World War.
1 April 1918
A pilot of Jasta 56 was the first to bail out in an emergency when his Albatros DVa was sot down over British lines. He was probably using a Heinecke cushion-type parachute, landed safely and was taken prisoner.
Hello Folks, Yeah, its been seven already, like it or not. In this week we had a warming trend, a rather large snowstorm, and now Spring is here and it looks like another warming trend. And Folks wonder why they’re coming down sick. Right now at 2028 hours it’s 45 degrees out. Oh, did you Folks turn your clocks ahead? Mini Y2K with the ‘puters because somebody got a bright idea. I was lucky, I switched to XP to play the new flight simulators and the automatic update fixed it for me. I’m not really that ‘puter savvy, so I need all the help I can get. The theme of the 2007 Geneseo Airshow is the 60th anniversary of the Air Force. I’ll keep you informed as I learn things. Stay Tuned.
23 March 1903
The Wright brothers filed a patent for an aeroplane based on their No. III glider.
23 March 1914
The Royal Siamese Flying Corps was formed.
20 March 1915
The Belgian Aviation Militaire was formed.
24 March 1916
The French passenger ship SUSSEX was torpedoed.
23 March 1917
US President Woodrow Wilson’s war cabinet voted unanimously to in favor of declaring war on Germany.
19 March 1918
While on patrol near Heligoland, Ensign Stephen Potter became the first United States Navy airman to shoot down a German aircraft.
The 94th Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, flew the first operations across the lines in France.
21 March 1918
The German spring offensive began with the Battle of Picardy against the British and hundreds of aircraft took part in Kaiserschlacht (‘Emperor’s Battle’). This eventually led to five major offensives against Allied forces.
Hello Folks, ready for another interesting trip into the past to see what aviation history we can dig up? I’m ready. Fasten your seat belts and off we go! Remeber try to have fun and learn something. It shouldn’t be too tough.
Tom K. 17 March 1911
The Curtiss D pusher-engined biplane with a tricycle landing gear was demonstrated to the United States Army. Later it became their Army Aeroplane No. 2.
12 March 1912
The French Service de l’Aeronautique de la Marine was formed.
15 March 1912
The newly established Turkish Army Aviation Section received its first two French-built aircraft.
14 March 1915
Lincoln Beachey died when the wings broke off his monoplane while he attempted a power dive from 3,000 feet at the Panama-Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco.
15 March 1916
The First Aero Squad commanded by Capt. B.D. Foulois began operations into Mexico.
16 March 1916
The first military aerial reconnaissance flight was made over Mexican territory.
13 March 1917
The Army Air Intelligence Subdivision Office was approved.
Zeppelin LZ86 (L39) was brought down over Compiegne in France by anti-aircraft fire.
14 March 1918
American aircraft of the 95th (Pursuit) squadron began patrol flights over the Western Front, defending the River Marne from German reconnaissance aircraft. Observation patrols began on the 19 March with aircraft of the 94th (Pursuit) squadron.
Hello Folks, well, that’s another week we can’t get back. I hope it went well for you. Mine wasn’t bad, I managed to keep busy with the HAG Message Board. I just finished a series of posts on the land battle for Okinawa. Gosh, that was one bad mamma-jamma. I just started a series on MacArthur’s return to the Philippines. He decided to land at Leyte. The Naval battle of Leyte Gulf was highlighted on the History Channel program “DOGFIGHTS” a few weeks ago. It put a picture to some of the stuff I had read about it, especially about TAFFY 3′s exploits. Quite interesting. Check it out if you get the chance. 9:00 Friday nights.
5 March 1911
The Belgian Army Balloon Company was formed as the Compagnie des Ouviers et Aerostiers.
5 March 1913
The 1st Aero Squadron of the United States Army was formed.
5 March 1915
Zeppelin LZ33 (L8) crashed near Ostend after being hit by gunfire over Nieuport during a mission to attack Britain.
7 March 1915
Paris came under attack by German Zeppelins.
8 March 1917
Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the father of the rigid airship, died of pneumonia aged 78.
Hello Folks, how nice to see you again. You know, I really appreciate your stopping by to read my little post. I hope you find it interesting. I know I’m learning as I go along, both the events and researching timelines on the net. I started out with five calendars, with only one that had something for each day. Then the editors of Warbirds Online asked me if I would do this post. They started me off with a good database and I managed to build from there. As I go along, I’m hoping to come across other sites will will help me expand the information even further.
Captain Chambers of the United States Bureau of Navigation was ordered to assist in the formation of a United States Navy (USN) aviation branch.
3 March 1911
Philip O. Parmelee, with Lieutenant B. Foulois as passenger, received radio messages and dropped written messages to army units during a flight near the Mexico/Texas border.
The first aviation appropriation of $125,000 was authorized for the Army.
1 March 1912
The first parachute jump made from an aeroplane, a Benoist biplane, was made over Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis USA, by Captain Albert Berry.