This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

«pilot»

Pappy Boyington

Pappy Boyington
(December 4, 1912 - January 11, 1988)
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II.
American pilot, pilot, World War II

George Beurling

George Beurling
(December 6, 1921 - May 20, 1948)
George Frederick "Buzz" Beurling was the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of the Second World War.
World War II, pilot, fighter pilot

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin
(March 9, 1934 - March 27, 1968)
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and honours, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honour. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the Soyuz 1 mission (which ended in a fatal crash). Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died in 1968 when a MiG 15 training jet he was piloting crashed.
Soviet pilot, pilot, cosmonaut, space

Henri Farman

Henri Farman
(May 26, 1874 - July 17, 1958)
Henri Farman was a French pilot, aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer with his brother Maurice Farman. His family was British and he took French nationality in 1937.
French pilot, pilot, aviator
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