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This date in military aviation history - June 24
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:45:56 AM »

1930 – The 1st radar detection of planes was made at Anacostia, DC.

1943 – Allies began a 10-day fire bombing of Hamburg.

1944 – Japanese bases on Iwo Jima and Chichi Jima are raided by American carrier aircraft. The planes are from Hornet, Yorktown, Bataan and Belleau Wood (a force commanded by Admiral Clark). Japanese losses are 66 aircraft.

1945 – Over Borneo, British and American aircraft drop 1000 tons of bombs on Japanese positions.

1945 – The last of four German Ar234 jet bombers (collected by “Watson’s Wizzers” of the USAAF) lands in Cherbourg, flying from Sola in Norway. These aircraft are to be loaded onboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Reaper, along with 34 other advanced German aircraft, for shipment to the United States.

1955 – Soviet MIG’s down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering Strait.