8 April 1941

April 1941

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East Africa

British and French capture Massawa

Technology

The Gloster E.28/39, Britain's first jet powered aircraft, makes its first short flights, a series of 200 yard long hops. The official first flight follows on 15 May.

Related Books

Jet Pioneers, Gloster and the Birth of the Jet Age, Tim Kershaw. A detailed and well illustrated look at the development of the Gloster E.28/39, the first British jet powered aircraft. The story of this remarkable aircraft is well supported by first hand accounts of the process, including new interviews with some of the participants. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 April 1941, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1941_04_08.html
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