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.


Early flight:

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


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


~ 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.


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