Today in aviation history – 30th October

On 30th October 1919 in Salzburg was born German fighter ace Hermann Buchner. At the end of World War II he had 58 aerial victories, 12 of which carried out on jet aeroplane Me-262. He also destroyed 46 cougars. After restoring the independence by Austria in 1955 Buchner joined Austrian air force, where he worked as a instructor. He died on 1st December 2005 in Hörsching.
On 30th October 1944 in Lublin was established a construction group of Aircraft Experimental Workshops (LWD). It was a Polish aviation manufacture that produced aircrafts.