On This Day in Aviation History January 14 th

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1876 - Birth of Robert Loraine, british successful Broadway and London stage actor, actor-manager and soldier who later enjoyed a side career as a pioneer aviator.


1880 - Birth of Robert Leon Henri Massenet-Royer de Marancour, French WWI flying ace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Massenet-Royer_de_Marancour - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/massenet-royer.php

1891 - Birth of Reginald George Malcolm, Canadian WWI flying ace

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_George_Malcolm - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/canada/malcolm.php

1891 - Birth of John Knox "Mac" MacArthur, American WWI flying ace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Knox_MacArthur - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/usa/macarthur.php

1893 - Birth of Alan Bott, British WWI Flying ace and journalist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Bott_(aviator) - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/bott.php

1895 - Birth of Fritz Pütter, German WWI fighter ace

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_P%C3%BCtter - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/putter.php

1897 - Birth of Edward Peck "Ted" Curtis, American WWI flying ace, WWII officer and considered as one the architect of the of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Peck_Curtis - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/usa/curtis1.php

1908 - Jacob Christian Hansen Ellehammer flies 175m in his tractor triplane with his own engine of some 36 h.p.


1914 - Birth of Alexey Dmítrievich Perelet, Soviet test pilot for military aircraft prototypes.


1917 - Death of Andre Jean Delorme, French WWI flying ace

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Delorme - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/delorme.php

1922 - Birth of Eugene E. "Gene" Damschroder, Us Navy WWII pilot and politician.


1923 - Birth of Andrei E. Durnovtsev, Soviet Air Force pilot.


1923 - 1st flight of the Spad S-71, French biplane fighter/trainer prototype.

http://www.aviafrance.com/aviafrance1.php?ID=9603 - http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bl%C3%A9riot-SPAD_S.71

1934 - 1st fligth of The de Havilland DH-86 Express, British four-engined biplane passenger aircraft .


1935 - United Air Lines decides to equip its fleet with a de-icing system for airplane wings, following successful tests on a Boeing 247


1939 - 1st flight of the SNAC NC-510M, French 3 seat Twin engine trainer and scout aircraft prototype, reengined version of the NC-510.


1943 – Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the 1st President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.


1943 - Birth of Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid, American biochemist and NASA astronaut.


1945 - Death of Yujio Endo (Sachio Endo), Japanese WWII flying ace, defensive fires of B-29s setted on fire his Nakajima J1N Gekko and he bailed out too low.

http://cieldegloire.com/010_endo_y.php - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_aces_from_Japan#E

1945 - Death of Iwataro Hazawa, Japanese WWII fighter ace, killed in action over Hankow, his parachute failed to open after he bailed out of his damaged Nakajima Ki-43.



1949 - RCAF North Star completed the 1st non-stop flight across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax.


1949 - Death of Juan (Aka Ivan or Jean) Bielovucic Cavalié, Early Peruvian aviator raid pilot and WWI pilot.


1950 - 1st flight of The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (NATO reporting name: Fresco), Soviet high-subsonic fighter aircraft.


1952 - 1st flight of The SIPA S.200 Minijet, French two-seat twin boom light sport jet aircraft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIPA_S.200_Minijet - http://www.aviafrance.com/aviafrance1.php?ID=2751

1953 - 1st Flight (inadvertent during what was supposed to be a fast taxi run) of the Convair F2Y Sea Dart, unique American seaplane fighter aircraft prototype that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff, only seaplane to exceed the speed of sound.


1958 - QANTAS becomes the 1st foreign airline permitted to fly across the United States


1960 - 1st flight of the Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee, American four seat sporting/training monoplane.


1961 - Harold E. Confer raised the 1000km speed record to 2067.57km/h with a Convair B-58 Hustler.


1965 - Death of John Sidney Owens, American WWI flying ace.


1966 - Death of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the USA and the Soviet Union during the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics


1969 - Launch of Soyuz 4, Soviet spacecraft which mission was to dock with soyuz 5.


1969 - Death of William Roy "Sambo" Irwin, Canadian WWI flying ace, WWII Flying instructor who served later on the Canadian Transport Commission.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Roy_Irwin - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/canada/irwin.php

1976 - Death of Isaac Machlin Laddon, American aeronautical engineer and designer.


1982 - Death of Pierre Fortaner Paul de Cazenove de Pradines, French WWI flying ace

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_De_Cazenove_De_Pradines - http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/france/de_cazenove.php


1983 - Death of Maurice Bellonte, French raid aviator.


1986 - French singer-songwriter Daniel Balavoine and Thierry Sabine, French wrangler, motorcycle racer, and founder and main organizer of Paris Dakar is killed when his Ecureuil helicopter crashed into a dune at Mali during a sudden sand-storm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Sabine - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Balavoine#Death

1994 - Soyuz TM-17, Russian mission to the space station Mir, is back on earth


2001 - Death of Luigi Broglio, Italian aerospace engineer, airforce lieutenant colonel, Known as "the Italian von Braun".


2005 - Cassini–Huygens, joint NASA/ESA/ASI space probe, lands on Saturn's moon Titan.


2008 - The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER), American space probe, made a flyby of Mercury .