Today in aviation history – 16th October

On 16th October 1912 during the First Balkan War Bulgarian aviators Radul Milkov and Prodan Toprakchiev bombed Turkish train station in Karaagac near Edirne. It was the first use of aerial bombs in hostilities. The pilots flew in Albatros B.II.
On 16th October 1929 Polish aviators Franciszek Żwirko and Antoni Kocjan set new international record of flight height in aircrafts that weigh less than 280 kg. They reached height of 4004 meters in RWD-2.