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Today in aviation history – 30th November

On 30th November 1939 Soviet aviation started cold war by bombing Helsinki, Vippuri and other cities in Finland. The Soviet bombers took off off bases located in Estonia. In the attack USRR used 800 aircrafts, Finnish air forces were equipped with 96 aircrafts, most of which were obsolete.

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Today in aviation history – 29th November

On 29th November 1949 in Dallas crashed Douglas DC-6 from American airlines (flight No. 157). 28 out of 46 people died. 16 out of the survivors were severely injured.

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Today in aviation history – 28th November

On 28th November 1971 was organized first promotion campaign of pilots and engineer navigators in Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin. The studies in the Academy took 4 years and was based on academic methods of teaching.

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Today in aviation history – 27th November

On 27th November 1899 was born lieutenant Stanisław Kiełbasiński. He was a participant of Polish-Bolshevick war in 1920. In 1939 he was assigned to No. 1 wing in Warsaw. During evacuation to Romania he was taken prisoner by Soviet soldiers and sent to camp in Kozelsk. In April 1940 he was transported to Katyn and […]

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Today in aviation history – 26th November

On 26th November 2011 died flight lieutenant Tomasz Łęgowski. He was born on 8th March 1920. In 1938 he joined Polish aviation as a volunteer. He didn’t manage to finish training before World War II. He was evacuated to Romania. He managed to get to France through the Republic of Malta, and then to Great […]

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Today in aviation history – 25th November

On 25th November 1940 was made a test flight of de Havilland Mosquito aircraft. The aircraft had many versions: surveillance aircrafts, light bombers and night fighters. The pilots called it the Wooden Wonder. The total run of de Havilland Mosquito was 7781.