DateOn This Date In Aviation HistoryInformation Source
1/22/1925VF Squadron 2, the first trained to operate as a squadron from a carrier, began landing practice on the USS Langley off San Diego.United States Naval Aviation 1910-1960 by Deputy Chief Of Naval Operations
1/22/1931The Navy ordered its first rotary winged aircraft, the XOP-1 autogiro, from Pitcairn Aircraft Incorporated.United States Naval Aviation 1910-1960 by Deputy Chief Of Naval Operations
1/22/1952The first Certificate of Airworthiness to be awarded to a jet airliner was presented to the De Havilland DH106 Comet 1.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
1/22/1971A US Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion set a new world distance record of 7,010 miles in the category for turbo-powered landplanes.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
1/22/2000A Boeing 747-4G4 freighter was flown to Boeing's Witchita plant for conversion to become the prototype YAL-1A airborne attack laser platform for the USAF.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
1/22/1970Pan Am's transatlantic 747 Jumbo Jet service was launched with a flight from New York to London.Aviation Century - Wings of Change by Ron Dick & Dan Patterson
1/22/1944Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (MAAF) support Operation SHINGLE, the Allied invasion of Anzio. Twelfth and Fifteenth Air Forces launch a maximum effort totaling more than 1,200 sorties in support of Fifth Army's VI Corps.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
1/22/1946Lt. A.J. Bisbee, USMC, takes off in a Vought F4U Corsair with 3 auxiliary fuel tanks and stays in the air for 17 hours and 5 minutes.Aeroplanes Vought 1917-1977 by Gerald P. Moran
1/22/1945Fifth Air Force B-24s with P-38 escorts make their first strikes on Formosa.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
1/22/1945Luftwaffe commanders confront Goring.Some historians call this " The Mutiny of the Aces"BantomWarBook Stuka Pilot, September, 1979, Volume, September, 1979, Volume 001, Issue 1
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