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Aviation events for November 16

1915: Victor Carlstrom becomes the 1st pilot to fly from Toronto to New York. Carlstrom flies in a Curtiss R-2 biplane and was in the air for 6 hours and 40 minutes.
1920: QANTAS is founded in Winton, Queensland. Read more...
1940: In response to Germany leveling Coventry two days earlier, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
1944: Dueren Germany is completely destroyed by Allied bombers.
1945: Operation Paperclip: The United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology. Among them: Werner von Braun.
1960: First flight of the Canadair CL-44. Read more...
Gulf Air Lockheed L-1011-200 TriStar (A40-TV) at  New York - John F. Kennedy International, United States
1970: First flight of the Lockheed L-1011.
1973: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three for an 84 day mission. Read more...

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