15 Jun 1943

Germany
  • The world's first turbojet reconnaissance bomber, the Arado Ar 234V-1 Blitz (GK-IV), made its maiden flight at Rheine, Germany with Flugkapitän Selle in the cockpit. ww2dbase [Ar 234 Blitz | Rheine, Westfalen-Nord | AC, CPC]
2 Oct 1943

Germany
  • Ar 234V-2 jet bomber suffered a fire in its wing and crashed at Rheine Airfield north of Munster, Germany, killing test pilot Flugkapitän Selle. ww2dbase [Ar 234 Blitz | Rheine, Westfalen-Nord | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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