Today in aviation history – 17th January

On 17th January 1969 Emil Plage was born. He was a mechanic, industrialist and co-owner of Mechanical Works E. Plage & T. Laśkiewicz in Lublin. He died on 12th December 1909. Mechanical Works manufactured such aircrafts as Ansaldo A.1 Balilla, Ansaldo A.300, Potez XV and series of Lublin aircrafts.