1915 in aviation: Wikis

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Years in aviation: 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918
Centuries: 19th Century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
Years: 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1915:

Contents

Events

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January

February

March

  • March 7 - the first British tactical bombing raids made in support of ground troops made in Menin an Courtai.

April

May

  • May 26 - Oberleutnant Kästner and Lt Georg Langhoff score the first German air-to-air victory of World War I.
  • May 31 - First Zeppelin raid on London, made by LZ 38. Seven people killed, fourteen wounded.

June

  • June 6 - LZ 37 becomes the first Zeppelin destroyed in air-to-air combat when it is bombed by Flt Sub-Lt Reginald Warneford, RNAS.

July

August

October

  • October 15 - Orville Wright sells the Wright Company to a group of New York investors. The Wright Company was founded in 1909 by Orville and his late brother Wilbur Wright.

November

  • November 3 - Flt Sub-Lt Fowler makes the first take-off of an aircraft with a conventional, wheeled undercarriage from a ship when he flies a Bristol Scout from HMS Vindex.
  • November 6 - A Curtiss AB-2 piloted by Lt Cdr Henry Mustin is catapulted from the deck of USS North Carolina while the ship is underway.

December

  • December 12 - Leutnant Theodor Mallinckrodt makes the initial "hop" of the world's first practical all-metal aircraft, the Junkers J 1.

First flights

April

  • April 11 - Zeppelin-Staaken R.I

May

June

August

December

Entered service

February

April

June

September


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