100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

First Pilot Killed By Anti-Aircraft Fire

In October 1911 war broke out between Italy and the Ottoman Empire when Italy claim territory in Norther Africa. The first wartime use of a plane took place in Libya that month when Captain Carlo Piazza made the first reconnaissance flight in the history of war near Benghazi.

https://100yearsagotoday.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/first-wartime-use-of-an-airplane-in-northern-africa/

The same conflict saw the first pilot killed during wartime.

https://100yearsagotoday.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/first-pilot-killed-in-warfare/

War between the Ottoman Empire and four Balkan states called the Balkan League has broken out.

https://100yearsagotoday.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/the-balkan-war/

Two weeks ago, the first bombing reconnaissance took place in the Balkan War.

https://100yearsagotoday.wordpress.com/category/aviation-2/

On October 30, 1912 a Russian volunteer in the Bulgarian army air force became the first airplane pilot to ever be killed by anti-aircraft fire. The airplane flown by M Popov and was hit by Turkish shells while Popov was flying over Adrianople.

Bulgarian military airplane
1912

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