DateOn This Date In Aviation HistoryInformation Source
9/19/1943US Navy raid on Tarawa in preparation for it's conquest.Wings Of Gold by Gerald Astor
9/19/1940RAF establishes 71SQ first of the American volunteer units at RAF Church FentonInternational Air Power Review, Fall 2001
9/19/1962First flight of the Conroy 'Pregnant Guppy', a converted Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, designed to carry outsize loads.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
9/19/1783Joseph and Etienne Mongolfier, sons of a paper manufacturer in Annoy, Franc, send the first living creatures aloft in a hot air balloon. The sheep, rooster, and duck return to earth safely after only a few minutes in the air over the palace at Versailles, France.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
9/19/1917The only Handley Page O/400 in the Middle East dropped sixteen 112 lb bombs on the central telephone exchange used by Turkish Army Headquarters, effectively cutting off German commander-in-chief, General Liman von Sanders, from the Turkish 7th and 8th Armies in Palestine, and from the 4th Army to the east of the Jordan River.Aviation Century - The Early Years by Ron Dick & Dan Patterson
9/19/1949Maiden flight of the Fairey Gannet turboprop anti-submarine aircraft for the Fleet Air Arm, which was the first aircraft to use a turboprop engine (an Armstrong-Siddeley Double Mamba) with a dual propeller.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
9/19/1988The prototype of the BAe Sea Harrier FRS2 was flown for the first time.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
9/19/1902Having returned to Kitty Hawk, the Wrights begin flights using a new, larger glider. The performance of the 1902 Glider had been calculated during previous experiments and proved to be accurate in flight.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
9/19/1962First flight of the Aero Spacelines Boeing 337PG,the first "Guppy".Royal Air Force Flying Review, December 1962
9/19/1928The first diesel engine designed for aircraft propulsion is tested at Utica, Michigan. The engine is designed by I.M. Woolson and built by the Packard Motor Car Company.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
9/19/1938First flight of the Short S.31 50% scale Stirling. Pilots; J.Parker,Hugh Gordon.X Planes and Prototypes By Jim Winchester
9/19/195232 Boeing B-29s with North American F-86 Sabre escort attack an enemy barracks and two supply areas southwest of Hamhung during daylight. This marks the first day raid flown by B-29s in nearly 11 months.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
9/19/1949First flight of the Fairey Gannet AS prototype VR546.Pilot: R.G. Slade.4+(Four Plus), No Month, 2007, Volume 023, Issue , No Month, 2007, Volume 023, Issue 0
9/19/1979700A SQ Royal Navy is commissioned with acceptance of Sea Harrier FRS.1 XV451.Harrier Naval Institute Press, No Month, 1983, Vol, No Month, 1983, Volume 001, Issue 2
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