Events for Wednesday 5th October 2022

On This Day in History

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WWI: First aerial combat resulting in a kill

5th October 1914

On October 5th 1914, French pilot Louis Quenault opened fire on a German aircraft with a machine gun. Quenault reported history's first air to air kill.

Further Reading

Fighter Aces
(Commemorative magazine)

This magazine looks at the pilots who become legends such as the Red Baron, examining both the men and the planes they used, this is essential for all with an interest in First World War aviation. Read more...

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