DateOn This Date In Aviation HistoryInformation Source
1/29/1944Six heavy and six light carriers, in four groups of Task Force 58 (RADM. M.A. Mitscher) opened the campaign to capture the Marshall Islands.United States Naval Aviation 1910-1960 by Deputy Chief Of Naval Operations
1/29/1947From a position 600 miles off the Antarctic Continent, the USS Philippine Sea launched the first of 6 Douglas R4D aircraft which she had ferried from Norfolk as part of Operation Highjump. The first plane off, which was also the first carrier take off for an R4D, was piloted by CDR. W.M. Hawkes and carried RADM. Richard E. Byrd as a passenger.United States Naval Aviation 1910-1960 by Deputy Chief Of Naval Operations
1/29/1963First flight of the Douglas DC-8F Jet Trader, which incorporated side-loading doors and strengthened flooring for the transportation of freight.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
1/29/1964The Royal Australian Air Force received it first Dassault Mirage III, as part of a license built batch of the delta-winged fighters.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
1/29/1926Lieutenant J.A. Macready sets an American altitude record of 38,704 feet while flying a XCO5-A over McCook Field, Ohio.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
1/29/1944Eighth Air Force Pathfinder aircraft lead a force of 763 bombers to strike targets near Frankfurt, Germany. 30 American bombers go down in the face of fierce fighter attacks. This is the first 8th AF mission in which more than 700 bombers attack enemy targets.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
1/29/1944Seventh Air Force B-24 Liberators open a 'round-the-clock offensive against enemy air bases in the Gilbert Islands as the Allied invasion forces approach.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
1/29/1940The Army Air Corps issues R-40-B bomber specifications. Bids include the XB-29, ,XB-30, ,XB-31, XB-32 and XB-33.AAHS Magazine, Spring, 2009, Volume 054, Issue 1, Spring, 2009, Volume 054, Issue 1
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