1 Nov 1911
  • The first recorded aerial bombing occurred when Italian pilot Lieutenant Guilio Gavotti threw four 2kg grenades over the side of his Taube reconnaissance aircraft on a Turkish camp at Ain Zara, Libya at the altitude of 185 meters. He failed to cause any casualties. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • Hugo Stinnes purchased Nordseewerke Emden Werft und Dock Aktiengesellschaft in Emden, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AG]

1 Nov 1911 Interactive Map

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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