DateOn This Date In Aviation HistoryInformation Source
11/13/1943Eighth Air Force Target: Bremen.The Mighty Eighth by Roger A. Freeman
11/13/1947First flight of Armstrong-Whitworth AW.52 TS363.Aeroplane Monthly, Special 2005
11/13/1970Concorde 002 was flown through Mach 2 for the first time.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
11/13/1981First manned crossing of the Pacific by balloon, Double Eagle V.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
11/13/1942After being forced to ditch in the Pacific Ocean some 600 miles from Samoa, World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Colonel Hans C. Adamson and Private John F. Bartek are rescued by a Navy Vought-Sikorsky OS2U Kingfisher seaplane. The trio had been afloat for 21 days.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
11/13/1943In one of the longest escort missions by American fighters to date, 115 Eighth Air Force heavy bombers attack the port of Bremen. Another 100 bombers abort due to poor weather. Of the 27 P-38s escorting the bombers, seven do not return.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
11/13/1947First flight of the Armstrong Whitworth AW.52 TS363 flying wing.X Planes and Prototypes By Jim Winchester
11/13/1944First flight of prototype Fw 190D-13 W.Nr. 350 165 (CS+IA). Pilot: Bernhard Marschel.FW190 "Long Nose", No Month, 2003, Volume 001, Iss, No Month, 2003, Volume 001, Issue 1
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