Today in World War II History—November 1, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—November 1, 1939: Aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel demonstrates the first jet aircraft, the He 178, to German military leaders, but they’re not impressed.
John Rockefeller installs ceremonial final rivet in US Rubber Company Building, the last building in Rockefeller Center in New York City.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 1, 1944: US C-47 medical air evacuation flight crashes in southern France—the crew, 15 patients, and flight nurse Aleda Lutz are killed.
F-13 reconnaissance plane flies over Tokyo, the first US aircraft over the city since the Doolittle Raid of April 1942.