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1920 In Aviation

Years in aviation: 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
Years: 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1920:

Contents

  • Events 1
    • January 1.1
    • February 1.2
    • March 1.3
    • April 1.4
    • May 1.5
    • June 1.6
    • July 1.7
    • August 1.8
    • September 1.9
    • October 1.10
    • November 1.11
    • December 1.12
  • First flights 2
    • April 2.1
    • June 2.2
    • July 2.3
    • September 2.4
    • October 2.5
  • Entered service 3
    • August 3.1
  • Retirements 4
    • September 4.1
  • References 5

Events

A squadron of Bristol fighters of the British R.A.F. in flight over the Alps on its way to Italy.

January

  • January 17 – The first United States Navy airplane flight in the Hawaiian Islands takes place when a plane takes off from Honolulu.[7]
  • January 21
    • The last Royal Navy balloon ship, HMS Canning, which has operated since December 1916 as a balloon depot ship, is sold.[8]
    • The Royal Air Force‍ '​s "Z Unit" – the first self-contained air unit dedicated to "aerial policing," the use of independent air power to suppress colonial rebellions – begins operations in British Somaliland against the Dervish State of Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (the "Mad Mullah") using 10 Airco DH.9s. On the first day, a DH.9 drops a bomb on the tent of the Mullah – who has never seen an airplane before and whose advisers tell him that the aircraft must be either chariots from Allah or friendly messengers from the Ottoman Empire‍ '​s Sultan Mehmed VI – while he waits to receive their crews as important guests. He survives and flees.[9] The Z Unit will continue to bomb and strafe the Mullah‍ '​s forces on January 22 and 23.[10]
  • January 24 – Extensive aerial reconnaissance by the Royal Air Force‍ '​s Z Unit establishes that the Dervish State has abandoned the area around its forts at Medishi (later Medistie) and Jid Ali (later Jideli). Independent air operations against the forces of Mohammed Abdullah Hassan end, and the Z Unit begins direct support to British troops pursuing Hassan.[10]
  • January 29 – Royal Air Force Airco DH.9s bomb the Dervish State fort at Gallbaridur.[10]
  • January 30 – Royal Air Force DH.9s bomb Mohammed Abdullah Hassan‍ '​s baggage train and personal retinue, but he survives.[10]

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

First flights

April

June

July

September

October

Entered service

August

Retirements

September

References

  1. ^ Scheina, Robert L., Latin America: A Naval History 1810-1987, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987, ISBN 0-87021-295-8, p. 193.
  2. ^ Scheina, Robert L., Latin America: A Naval History 1810-1987, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1987, ISBN 0-87021-295-8, p. 200.
  3. ^ Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 0-87021-313-X, p. 30.
  4. ^ Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 0-87021-313-X, p. 18.
  5. ^ Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 0-87021-313-X, p. 23.
  6. ^ Fuller, J. F. C., Tanks in the Great War, London, 1920, p. 314, quoted in Hastings, Max, Bomber Command: Churchill‍ '​s Epic Campaign - The Inside Story of the RAF‍ '​s Valiant Attempt to End the War, New York: Simon & Schuster Inc., 1987, ISBN 0-671-68070-6, p. 41.
  7. ^ a b Aviation Hawaii: 1920-1929 Chronology of Aviation in Hawaii
  8. ^ Layman, R.D., Before the Aircraft Carrier: The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989, ISBN 0-87021-210-9, p. 77.
  9. ^ O'Connor, Derek, "The Hunt For the Mad Mullah," Aviation History, July 2012, p. 45.
  10. ^ a b c d e O'Connor, Derek, "The Hunt For the Mad Mullah," Aviation History, July 2012, p. 46.
  11. ^ "The Phenomenon of Rupture and Flow in Solids".  
  12. ^ O'Connor, Derek, "The Hunt For the Mad Mullah," Aviation History, July 2012, p. 47.
  13. ^ Daniel, Clifton, Chronicle of the 20th Century, Mount Kisco, New York: Chronicle Publications, 1987, ISBN 0-942191-01-3, p. 263.
  14. ^ firstworldwar.com Who's Who: Rudolf Berthold
  15. ^ Franks, Norman, Aircraft vs. Aircraft: The Illustrated Story of Fighter Pilot Combat From 1914 to the Present Day, London: Grub Street, 1998, ISBN 1-902304-04-7, pp. 58, 63. Franks' statement on p. 58 that Berthold was killed on December 15, 1919, appears to be incorrect.
  16. ^ Layman, R.D., Before the Aircraft Carrier: The Development of Aviation Vessels 1849-1922, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1989, ISBN 0-87021-210-9, p. 122.
  17. ^ A Chronological History of Coast Guard Aviation: The Early Years, 1915-1938.
  18. ^ Peattie, Mark R., Sunburst: The Rise of Japanese Naval Air Power 1909-1941, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2001, ISBN 1-55750-432-6, p. 16.
  19. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography: Bert Hinkler
  20. ^ Francillon, René J., Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1979, ISBN 0-87021-313-X, p. 38.
  21. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 4.  
  22. ^ http://www.accident-report.com/world/namerica/US/MD.html Maryland Accident Listing: USAAF/USAF AIRCRAFT 1918-1955.
  23. ^ http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1940sB4/1920.htm 1920 US Army Air Service Accident Reports
  24. ^ Logan Field Was Home of First Maryland Flying Unit
  25. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 182.
  26. ^ a b Chant, Chris, The World‍ '​s Great Bombers, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 2000, ISBN 0-7607-2012-6, p. 44.
  27. ^ Butler, Glen, Colonel, USMC, "That Other Air Service Centennial," Naval History, June 2012, p. 56.
  28. ^ Daniel, Clifton, Chronicle of the 20th Century, Mount Kisco, New York: Chronicle Publications, 1987, ISBN 0-942191-01-3, p. 272.
  29. ^ Borch, Fred L.; Robert E. Dorr, "Bravery Over Belgium," Military History, March 2012, p. 17.
  30. ^ "Small Beginnings". Our Company. Qantas. Archived from the original on 2006-10-09. Retrieved 2006-12-16. 
  31. ^ a b The Argus(Melbourne), 20 December 1920, p8.
  32. ^ globalsecurity.org Venezuelan Air Force: Fuerzas Aereas or Aviacion Aviación Militar Bolivariana
  33. ^ Accident Report at Aviation Safety Network
  34. ^ Sunday Times (Perth), 19 December 1920, p. 1S.
  35. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 197.
  36. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 323.
  37. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 77.
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