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This Week In Military/Aviation History 31 May-6 June

May 30, 2010 11:05 pm

Well Folks, the speedy seven have flashed by again and like a bad penny, here I am again. Of course today is Memorial Day (traditional) and I hope your day was safe and peaceful. I also hope you took some time today to remember our military, both those who have passed on (Gone West) and those still serving along with their families. That is what this day is really about. I hope you also got a chance to thank a veteran or serving member of our military for their dedication and sacrifice. You have another chance tomorrow and I, for one, will try to make the most of it. In the meantime, what say we take our weekly stroll down History Lane, shall we? Yes, I think we should and shall, once again.

Tom K. ;)

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6 June 1905
Gabriel Voisin, in a boxkite glider (sailplane) of his own design, lifts off from the River Seine. To enable take-off, the glider was towed by a motor boat.

6 June 1910
Robert Martinet wins the first cross-country air race between Angers and Saumur in France, a distance of 27 miles, in a Farman aeroplane.

1 June 1912
Lieutenant Hans E. Dons makes the first flight by an aeroplane in Norway, flying a German Start across Oslo Fjord.

2 June 1912
A machine-gun is fired from an aeroplane for the first time. Captain Charles de Forest Chandler of the United States Signal Corps fires a Lewis gun from a Wright Model B biplane piloted by Lieutenant Thomas de Witt Milling at Maryland, USA.

31 May 1915
German Zeppelin LZ38 makes the first bombing raid on London, dropping 3,000 pounds of bombs, killing seven civilians and injuring fourteen.

Spring 1915
The German D-type reconnaissance biplane, produced by various firms, is introduced.

June 1915
Rene Paul Fonck joins Escadrille C47 and flies Caudron GIV bombing and reconnaissance aircraft, eventually becoming the highest scoring Allied pilot of the First World War.

1 June 1915
The United States Navy (USN) order their first airship, the A1 (DN1), from the Connecticut Aircraft Company.

31 May 1917
Austrian pilot Linienschiffleutnant G.Banfield, at the controls of a Pfalz AII fighter, forces down an Italian seaplane, achieving the first Austro-Hungarian victory against enemy night bombers.

June 1917
The first German Staaken RVI four-engined bomber becomes operational.

2 June 1917
The Aviation Section of United States Army Signal Corps becomes the Airplane Division.

5 June 1917
England is attacked by a force of 22 Gotha bombers at Sheerness in Kent.

The United States Army’s First Aeronautic Detachment arrives in France.

6 June 1917
French fighter ace Georges Guynemer is awarded entry into the Legion d’Honneur.

31 May 1918
1st Lt Douglas Campbell shoots down his fifth German airplane to become the US Army’s first ace.

June 1918
Oberleutnant Ernst Udet receives the Pour le Mérite.

2 June 1918
Oberleutnant Erich Löwenhardt receives the Pour le Mérite.

June 1919
The German airline Lloyd Luftverkehr Sablatnig is founded as a domestic operator.

1 June 1919
A permanent forest fire patrol, equipped with Curtiss Jenny aircraft is established at Rockwell Field, near San Diego.

4 June 1920
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) is created following the Army Re-organization Act.

4-6 June 1927
Charles A. Levine becomes the first transatlantic passenger in an aircraft. The flight, in a Wright-Bellanca WB2 Columbia, from New York to Eisleben in Germany, is piloted by Clarence D. Chamberlain and covers a distance of 6,294 kilometers (3,911 miles).

5 June 1927
The Society for Space Flight is formed in Germany. Amongst its founders and first members is a young Wernher von Braun, who would become one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration between the 1930s and the 1970s.

6 June 1933
The Dornier Do8t Wal makes a flight across the South Atlantic. One refuelling stop is required, using a refuelling ship.

1 June 1934
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) internal mail services end. The service has carried 347 tons of mail and flown about 2.6 million kilometers (1.6 million miles).

6 June 1936
The Socony-Vacuum Oil Company at Paulsboro in New Jersey begins production of 100 octane aviation fuel.

June 1938
Pabst von Ohain’s Heinkel HeS 3B turbojet is test flown beneath a Heinkel He118.

31 May 1939
A German/Danish non-aggression pact is signed in Berlin.

2 June – 4 July 1942
A costly but successful German assault on Sevastopol takes place, supported by concentrated German Air Force bombing attacks.

3-4 June 1942
The Battle of Midway is fought. The Japanese carriers Akagi, Hiryu, Kaga and Soryu are sunk by United States carrier-based aircraft and the United States Navy (USN) loses the carrier USS Yorktown. This is one of the decisive battles of the Second World War. as the Japanese Navy is deprived of much of its carrier force and, prevented from taking the initiative, it is forced back onto the defensive.

June 1943
The Messerschmitt Me262 is ordered into production.

1 June 1944
A United States Navy (USN) airship crosses from South Weymouth in Massachusetts to Port Lyautey in Morocco via the Azores, to complete the first Atlantic crossing by a non-rigid airship. .

3 June 1944
A Luftwaffe Junkers Ju290A transport lands in Greenland to evacuate 26 men of the Bassgeiger weather station who have been based there for 10 months.

6 June 1944
The Allied invasion of Normandy begins. The amphibious landings, which are the largest in history, are preceded by airdrops. The whole operation is supported by massive air operations, with the allied air forces flying 14,674 sorties in the 24 hours up to midnight on the 6 June.

31 May 1945
The United States War Department announces that a woman and five children have been killed by a Japanese bomb-carrying balloon on 5 March at Lake View in Oregon.

1 June 1946

A Pan American World Airways (Pan-Am) Constellation lands at London Heathrow on the Airline’s first scheduled New York to London service.

31 May 1950
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is to send a squadron of Douglas Dakota transport aircraft to assist British forces in Malaya.

31 May 1951
Captain Charles F. Blair lands at Idlewild Airport in New York after flying non-stop in a Mustang from Fairbanks in Alaska, covering 3,450 miles in 9 hours 31minutes. This is the first solo flight across the North Pole in a single engined aircraft.

2 June 1954
A Douglas DC-3 freighter belonging to Sabena, the Belgian airline is attacked by Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 jet.

3 June 1954
Capital airlines announces the purchase of three Vickers Viscount propeller-turbine airliners.

31 May 1955
Jacqueline Auriol flies the Dassault Mystere IVN to a speed of 715mph to obtain the women’s world speed record.

3-4 June 1955
Canadian Pacific Air Lines inaugurates a polar route, flown by Douglas DC06B ‘Empress of Amsterdam’.

6 June 1955
French pilot Jean Moine lands a Bell 47G2 helicopter on the summit of Mont Blanc at an altitude of 15,772 feet.

1 June 1956
The Douglas DC-7C long range piston-engined airliners goes into service on Pan American World Airways between the United States and Europe.

3 June 1959
American satellite Discovery 3 is launched carrying four mice.

4 June 1959
A new lightplane distance record of 12,365 kilometers (7,683 miles) is set by Max Conrad in his Piper Comanche, with a non-stop flight from Casablanca to New York.

1 June 1964
The Kenya Air Force is officially established, with British assistance.

3 June 1965
The Americans launch Gemini 4 with James McDivitt and Edward White onboard. During the mission, White makes a 21 minute space walk.

5 June 1967
The Boeing company delivers its 1,000th jet airliner, a Model 707-120B, to American Airlines.

The outbreak of the Arab-Israeli ‘six day war’: pre-emptive strikes by Israeli Air Force virtually destroy all Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian air response to the attack.

5 June 1969
United States Air Force (USAF) bombers renew attacks on North Vietnam.

3 June 1973
The 30th Paris Air Show closes with the crash of the second production Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic airliner, killing all six crew members and eight people on the ground.

4 June 1974
Second Lieutenant Sally D. Woolfolk becomes the United States Army’s first woman pilot.

5 June 1979
The first production Panavia Tornado GR1 rolls off the production line.

1 June 1980
The Dutch Fokker company changes its name to Fokker BV with the end of the merged activities of VFW-Fokker.

Braniff International terminates its agreement to lease Concorde aircraft from British Airways and Air France citing fuel costs, which have almost doubled since the lease began.

5 June 1980
The Soviet Union launch their first manned space capsule to incorporate an automatic docking system, the Soyuz T.

June 1986
Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH is formed in Munich. The company will oversee the production of the European Fighter Aircraft program.

June 1988
Personal television sets for airline passengers are introduced by Northwest Airlines on the Detroit to Tokyo route.

1 June 1988
Per Lindstrand establishes a new balloon altitude record, reaching an altitude of 19,810 meters (65,000 feet) over Texas. His balloon has a capacity of 17,000 cubic meters (6,000,000 cubic feet).

June 1991
For the first time the secrets of a current Russian combat aircraft are openly displayed to a Western audience as a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31 goes on show at the Paris Air Show.

2 June 1996
The Raytheon Beech T-6A Texan II is rolled out.

June 2000
Four MiG27 ‘Flogger’ ground attack aircraft are delivered to the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) for use in the ongoing conflict against the insurgent group the Tamil Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE).

1 June 2004
America West Airlines starts service between Phoenix and Anchorage.

6 June 2004
Alaska Airlines starts service between Denver and Anchorage and discontinues service between San Jose and Tucson.

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That’s it for this week Folks. See ya in seven.

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