Today in aviation history – 2nd October

On 2nd October 1889 in Jadowo was born Gustaw Orlicz-Dreszer, who was a general of Polish Army and Aerial Defense Inspector. He had been involved with cavalry, but on 4th July 1936 he was made an Inspector of Polish Aerial Defense. He died in a plane crash 12 days later.
On 2nd October 1918 American drone Kettering Bug for the first time successfully flew. The flight only took 9 seconds, however 3 days later the drone flew for 45 minutes. Kettering Bug was produced at the end of World War I, it was designed as a long distance flying bomb for destroying land objects. Its manufacture stopped in 1920.