The First Turbojet Flight: Aug. 27, 1939

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Happy anniversary, jet power. On August 27, 1939, the Heinkel He 178 became the first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, and for all practical purposes the first jet airplane. It flew just a few days before the German invasion of Poland, which began World War II in Europe.

Photo & info from Wikipedia.

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