Today in aviation history – 10th October

On 10th October 1917 was born sublieutenant Karol Palczyński. After graduating from junior high and gliding course in Ustianowa, he attended Warsaw Air Force Academy. He became sublieutenant on 1st September 1939 and was assigned to aerial base in Poznań as a technical officer. During evacuation to Romania, he was taken prison by Soviet army. He was sent to Kozelsk, and on 14th April 1940 he was executed in Katyn by NKVD.
On 10th October 1933 near Chesterton, Indiana crashed Boeing 247 from New York. The crash was caused by the explosion of the nitroglycerin bomb that was in a hatch. In the crash died 7 people. Boeing 247 was a two-engine passenger plane manufactured in the US. Its first flight was carried out on 8th February 1933.