6th October 1913 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: In Poręba, Poland, Flight Lieutenant Szarzyński-Sęp, who was lost with his Spitfire VIII in the Leguna Veneta off Venice on 9th August 1944, aged 30.

http://aircrewremembered.com/szarzyski-sep-oswald.html

Early flight:

~ Charles DeForest Chandler becomes the first person ever to be awarded the US Military Aviator badge.

http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/wwi/us/presleyma1.shtml

~ Englishman Christopher Draper (Later Flight Commander Christopher Draper, RNAS) receives his British Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate, No.646.

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/preww2/8601.html

~ Welshman Ivan Beauclerk Hart-Davies qualifies as a pilot, flying a Grahame-White biplane at Hendon, in England. He will die in July 1917 during a training flight for the British Royal Flying Corp.

http://www.southwalessectionvmcc.co.uk/Library/feature%20articles/end%20to%20end.htm

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