DateOn This Date In Aviation HistoryInformation Source
9/16/19431st Division of the 8thAF bombs port installations in the Nantes area. The 3rd division attacks aircraft works at Bordeaux, with a small force bombing the airfield at Cognac.The Mighty Eighth by Roger A. Freeman
9/16/1965A flak trap claims the F-105 Thunderchief of one of USAF's most celebrated airmen, Robbie Risner, condemning him to seven years as prisoner of war.Aviation Century - War & Peace In The Air by Ron Dick & Dan Patterson
9/16/1932Bristol Aeroplane Company's chief test pilot, Cyril F. Uwins, achieved a new world record altitude in a Vickers Type 210 Vespa Mk. VI, when he reached 43,976ft.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
9/16/1944First flight of the Fairchild C-82 Packet transport.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
9/16/1975First flight of the Mikoyan MiG-31 'Foxhound' long-range interceptor.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
9/16/1960First flight of first English Electric Lightning F Mk.1A XM169Modellers Datafile, No Month, 2003, Volume 007, Is, No Month, 2003, Volume 007, Issue 0
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