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Caterpillar Mine crater within Battle Wood next to Hill 60. This was blown by the British under the German lines on 7th June 1917 as part of the attack on Messines Ridge. It contains over 60 feet (20 metres) of water and is the grave of at least 600 Germans
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Dates in History
First flight of the first liquid-fuelled rocket aircraft
20th June 1939
The Heinkel He 176 was a German rocket-powered aircraft. It was the world’s first aircraft to be propelled solely by a liquid-fuelled rocket, making its first powered flight on 20 June 1939 with Erich Warsitz at the controls.
The First Jet Pilot
(Hardback - 176 pages)
by Lutz Warsitz
On 27 August 1939, Flugkapitan Erich Warsitz became the first man to fly a jet aircraft, the Heinkel He 178 and in June of the same year he flew the first liquid-fuel rocket aircraft, the Heinkel He 176. His legendary flying skills enabled him to assist the pioneering German aircraft…
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