1948 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1948:

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  • November 15 – El Al is incorporated and becomes Israel's national airline.
  • November 20 – An Israeli Air Force F-51 Mustang of 101 Squadron flown by a former United States Army Air Forces pilot shoots down a Royal Air Force Mosquito PR.34 photographic reconnaissance aircraft on a mission to photograph Israeli airfields, killing the Mosquito's two-man crew. The Israeli acquisition of Mustangs surprises the British and prompts them to suspend Mosquito reconnaissance flights over Palestine.[34]
  • November 30 – The U.S. Joint Intelligence Committee reports that as of August 1, 1948, the Soviet Air Force has 500,000 men and 15,000 aircraft and could deploy an additional 5,000 combat aircraft by six months after the beginning of a war. It forecasts that the Soviet Union will have a growing number of atomic bombs after 1950 with 20 to 50 available by 1956 or 1957, and that by 1957 the Soviet Air Force will be capable of attacking the continental United States and Canada.[35]

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  • January 8 - Lavochkin La-174, prototype of the La-15

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ross, Steven T. (1996). American War Plans 1945-1950: Strategies For Defeating the Soviet Union. Portland, Oregon: Frank Cass. pp. 11–2. ISBN 0-7146-4192-8. 
  2. ^ Ross 1996, p. 12.
  3. ^ Isenberg, Michael T. (1993). Shield of the Republic: The United States Navy in an Era of Cold War and Violent Peace. I: 1945-1962. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 113. ISBN 0-312-09911-8. 
  4. ^ Ross 196, p. 104.
  5. ^ "Accident Description (19480106-0)". aviation-safety.net. Aviation Safety Network. 
  6. ^ a b "Accident Description (19480107-0)". aviation-safety.net. Aviation Safety Network. 
  7. ^ "Accident Description (19480120-0)". aviation-safety.net. Aviation Safety Network. 
  8. ^ Mondey, David, ed. (1978). The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft. Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books. p. 66. ISBN 0-89009-771-2. 
  9. ^ Ross 1996, p. 103.
  10. ^ a b c Ross 1996, p. 106.
  11. ^ Donald, David, ed. (1997). The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. p. 87. ISBN 0-7607-0592-5. 
  12. ^ a b "Aviation Hawaii: 1940-1949 Chronology of Aviation in Hawaii". hawaii.gov. 
  13. ^ Angelucci, Enzo (1987). The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present. New York: Orion Book. p. 342. ISBN 0-517-56588-9. 
  14. ^ Polmar, Norman (October 2011). "Historic Aircraft: The God of the Sea's Namesake". Naval History. p. 16. 
  15. ^ O'Connor, Derek (November 2014). "Spitfire vs. Spitfire". Aviation History. p. 56. 
  16. ^ Anonymous, "Lou Lenart. 94, Pilot Who 'Saved Tel Aviv'," Military History, January 2016, p. 11.
  17. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 12.
  18. ^ Isenberg 1993, p. 114.
  19. ^ a b c d Felhofer, Mark W. "Chronology of Significant Events in Naval Aviation: "Naval Air Transport" 1941 -- 1999". vrc-50.org. 
  20. ^ a b planecrashinfo.com Famous People Who Died in Aviation Accidents: 1940s
  21. ^ Donald 1997, p. 74.
  22. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 343.
  23. ^ Ross 1996, pp. 13-4.
  24. ^ "12 Killed at Air Display" The Times (London). Monday, 20 September 1948. (51181), col F, p. 4.
  25. ^ Ingleton, Roy (2010). Kent Disasters. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. pp. 117–9. 
  26. ^ "4 Including Movie Jeweler, Cartoonist Killed in Plane Crash at Newhall Airport". scvhistory.com. Santa Clarita, CA: SCVTV. 
  27. ^ Davis, Carolyn N. "Joseff of Hollywood". guyotbrothers.com. Attleboro, MA: Guyot Brothers. 
  28. ^ [file:///C:/Users/Michael/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/IE/AQTE6IVM/north-american-texan-yale.pdf North American NA-64 Yale]
  29. ^ TWA History Timeline
  30. ^ "Accident description (19481020-0)". aviation-safety.net. Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2014-11-18.  Reliable contemporary British reports, e.g. The Times newspaper (October 1948) and the Court of Investigation report (November 1949), cite the accident as occurring early on 21 October.
  31. ^ Dwight, Margaret L.; Sewell, George A. (2009). Mississippi Black History Makers. Oxford, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi. p. 395. ISBN 978-1-60473-390-7. 
  32. ^ Fannin, Caroline M.; Gubert, Betty Kaplan; Sawyer, Miriam (2001). Distinguished African Americans in Aviation and Space Science. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-57356-246-1. 
  33. ^ Williams, Albert E. (2003). Black Warriors: Unique Units and Individuals. Haverford, Pennsylvania: Infinity Publishing. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-7414-1525-7. 
  34. ^ O'Connor, Derek, "Spitfire vs. Spitfire," Aviation History, November 2014, pp. 56-57.
  35. ^ Ross 1996, p. 104.
  36. ^ Hammel, Eric, Six Days in June: How Israel Won the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1992, ISBN 0-684-19390-6, p. 130.
  37. ^ Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1983) [1961]. Air Force Combat Units of World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 12. ISBN 0-912799-02-1. LCCN 61060979. 
  38. ^ Appelbaum, Yoni, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a NORAD," theatlantic.com, December 24, 2015.
  39. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 179.
  40. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 274.
  41. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 1486.
  42. ^ Bridgman, Leonard (1951). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company. p. 72c. 
  43. ^ Donald 1997, p. 87.
  44. ^ Mondey 1978, p. 55.
  45. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 302.
  46. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 99.
  47. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 448.
  48. ^ Bernier, Robert (July 2012). "Ensign Eliminator". Aviation History. p. 15. 
  49. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 304.
  50. ^ Donald 1997, p. 98.
  51. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 340.
  52. ^ Donald 1997, p. 272.
  53. ^ Angelucci 1987, p. 157.
  54. ^ Angelucci 1987, pp. 429-93.