Today in World War II History—May 6, 1941
Thursday, May 6, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—May 6, 1941: Bob Hope performs at March Army Air Field, Riverside, CA, his first USO show for troops.
Experimental flight of Republic XP-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane, Long Island, NY.
Igor Sikorsky flies the first official rotor helicopter flight, of a Vought-Sikorsky in Stratford, CT; flight lasts over one hour.