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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1914   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Inscription on the tomb of Pope Gregory XIII celebrating the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar The Gregorian calendar is the calendar that is used nearly everywhere in the world.
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Government of Ireland Act 1914, more generally known as the Third Home Rule Act (or Bill) or the (Irish) Home Rule Act 1914, was an Act of Parliament passed by the British House of Commons in May 1914 which granted Ireland national self-government within the United Kingdom of...
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 Air Power:The Development of Naval Aviation
Young officers were worried that aviation training would ruin their careers by making them appear "eccentric." King George V had to step in and offer a special daily allowance for flying, thereby erasing the stigma.
The interservice rivalry continued and because the majority of the officers were from the army, naval aviation was neglected.
Instead of defining the air power debate as the pilots versus the traditional military, Moffett declared that pilots and their planes were part of the team, which was composed of battleships, submarines, and aircraft carriers.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/early_navy/AP13.htm   (1624 words)

 1914-1918 - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about 1914-1918   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The final German attempt to break the Allied line in 1914 came at the first Battle of Ypres, in which Britain's last regular army troops were decimated, but neither side made the decisive breakthrough.
The Germans fared little better in the Far East, where they were forced out of their Chinese naval base at Qingdao by a joint Japanese and British force in September 1914, and Australian and New Zealand troops occupied their colonies in the Pacific.
A US assault on the St Mihiel salient, held by the Germans since 1914, was launched at dawn 12 September and finally removed the German threat to Verdun.
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 1914 in aviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
February 8-10 - Berliner, Haase and Nikolai fly 3053 km in their free balloon from Bitterfeld to Perm.
April 16 - The Canadian Aviation Corps is formed.
July 28 - outbreak of World War I Aviation changes war in a twofold way.
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 Flight Chronology, 1903-1914   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Wright brothers became the first to fly in December 1903 and continued to improve their aircraft, but for years their work attracted no attention, while developments in Europe were slower and more uncertain.
Much of what later developed in aviation appeared in rudimentary form in these few years - the earliest airlines, primitive versions of helicopters and jet propulsion, and many other techniques.
At the same time aviation was very rapidly militarized; from 1909-1911 all the powers equipped their armies with airplanes and began to experiment with bombs, machine guns, torpedoes, and other military technology.
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 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - History - Israel
The first airplane to visit the Holy Land was a Bleriot XI, flown by the French aviator Jules Vedrines, who participated in a competition to fly from Paris to Cairo.
Aviation played a limited role in the Middle East during World War I. British military forces trying to conquer Palestine had to confront German airplanes, which came to the help of the Turkish army.
Aviation progress in Israel was very rapid over the years, in almost every aspect.
www.aiaa.org /content.cfm?pageid=440   (976 words)

 Air Power:Aviation at the Start of the First World War
When the U.S. Congress made its first appropriation for military aviation ($125,000), one plane that was ordered was the Curtiss Type IV Model D. Lt. Kelly died when the plane crashed while landing..
In June 1914, the Naval Wing of this formation was removed to form the basis of the Royal Naval Air Service.
A second was the official military doctrine that was in place in 1914 and which remained until 1923.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/Pre_WWI/AP1.htm   (1601 words)

 History of Marine Corps Aviation
Smith was ordered to the U.S. Embassy in Paris by the Secretary of the Navy in 1914, where he served as aviation observer and as an intelligence officer.
His distinction stems primarily from his early entry into aviation, his participation in every significant Marine Corps action from WW I through WW II, and his continued and constant leadership role in Marine Aviation over a period of almost 30 developmental and action-packed years.
Geiger became a career model for both aviation and ground Marines in WW II, serving with superior distinction as both the commanding general of the First Marine Air Wing in the hardest days of the battle for Guadalcanal, and later as commander of the Third Marine Amphibious Corps at Bougainville, Guam, Peleliu and Okinawa.
www.acepilots.com /usmc/hist1.html   (939 words)

 Chelomei, Vladimir Nikolaevich (1914-1984)
Born into a teacher’s family in the small town of Sedletse, Chelomei moved to Kiev aged 12 and later attended the Kiev Aviation College, graduating in 1937.
In 1941, he joined the Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motor Building (TsIAM) in Moscow where his main interest was pulse-jet engines.
In 1944, the remains of a German pulse-jet-powered V-1 shot down in London were delivered to Moscow by British allies.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/C/Chelomei.html   (565 words)

 1914 in aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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Aviation Personnel proactively addresses the present and future needs of the aviation arena by providing aviation related resources and services to both combat the current uncertainty, and to cater for the inevitable future demands of the industry
Aviation and economic consultants serving airlines, airports, integrated express carriers, aviation trade groups and government agencies.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=1914_in_aviation   (1997 words)

 British Aviation 1914
Often called the "Quirk," it was armed with two machine guns and had a modified wing and tail configuration designed to provide a stable reconnaissance platform.
An unarmed single-seater, it was one of the first British biplanes to be used in combat.
On the afternoon of 9 October 1914, in the first successful bombing mission of the war, the Royal Naval Air Service sent two Tabloids to attack the Zeppelin sheds at Dusseldorf and Cologne.
www.wwiaviation.com /british1914.html   (220 words)

 Aviation Pioneers Links
This legendary group was founded in 1928, to preserve the history of aviation and, in particular, the history of aviation before the Great War.
One of the very best aviators among these pioneers of the air was Lincoln Beachey, who flew balloons, one-person dirigible airships, biplanes and monoplanes during his ten-year aerial career.
Pioneer Aviators of the World is a biographical dictionary of first fliers that will be published in book form in 2003.
www.calderara.com /aviation   (2277 words)

 Aviation Timeline
Bell reacted to eyewitness accounts of the 3/20/05 flight with, "All subsequent attempts in aviation must begin with the Montgomery machine." It is also relevant to note that Montgomery's tandem wing demonstrated its controlled and balanced flights in a lesser scale at the Leonard Ranch 1896-1903.
USMC Aviation Unit - Oct 27, 1917 - First Marine Aviation Co was formed by the Navy Dept at Philadelphia Navy Yard under the command of Capt Roy S Geiger.
On Apr 1, 1911, the Aeronautic Detachment of the CNG received $1,000 from Ely as a donation to a fund of $10,000 that was being raised to conduct experiments in Army aviation, and he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the CNG on July 27, 1911.
www.aerofiles.com /chrono.html   (9097 words)

Archaeology - Aviation - Meteorology - Rail transport - Radio - Science
January 4 - 77 seal hunters freeze to death on ice near Labrador.
The 2001 animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire takes place in late 1914.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/1/19/1914.html   (3019 words)

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# Pope Benedict XV, Bishop of Rome (1914- 1922)
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 Thomas Genth's aviation page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
At the 10 th of August 1914 he became Leutnant of the 4 th Magdeburger Infanterie Regiment No. 67 and was sent - a little later - to the western front.
After some weeks he changed to the Fea 6 at Grossenhain until he was finally sent to the Halbgeschwader I (10th October 1916) and then in the end of 1916 came to the Bombengeschwader III (the famous ' Englandgeschwader').
Let's hope for some better times, and that the undiscovered survivors of our days will have a better chance to find their place in a museum or another place that keeps them for the future and people who are interested in them....
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 Australian Flying Corps 1914 - 1919   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
From George Taylor lobbying the Government in 1911 to operations by scout, corps and bombing squadrons in Mesopotamia, Palestine and France during World War I. The Australian Flying Corps was to be the forerunner of the modern day Royal Australian Air Force.
The AFC was to maintain a Training Wing in the UK as well as an Aviation School in Richmond.
Covering the ANMEF in New Guinea during 1914 through to 4 Sqn AFC in Bickendorff, Germany in 1919.
www.australianflyingcorps.org /2002_1999   (1049 words)

 1914 in aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is a list of aviation -related events from 1914 :
April 16 - The Canadian Aviation Corps is
Thesis: The birth of American air power is attributable to a synthesis of technological transfer from our WWI British and French allies adapted to American values in order to quickly learn the art of aerial warfare to effectively engage the German enemy.
www.freeglossary.com /1914_in_aviation   (726 words)

It is a paean to the incubation of aviation, to the social and political atmosphere that accomplished it, and to Cleveland as the nexus for its germination." - Sidney H. Budd, Board of Directors, Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.
This is a terrific Korean War reference through the contemporary aviation magazine; follow the development of early jets, helicopters, lightplanes, and transports during this very prolific and historical period for aircraft designs.
Aviation Historian Richard P. Hallion has this to say about the book: "Lee Kennett's The First Air War is a welcome and long overdue addition to the literature of military aviation.
www.commercemarketplace.com /home/CollectAir/AVIATION_BOOKS.html   (7442 words)

 WWI Aviation Pictorial History An Illustrated History of World War 1 Aviation
The history of World War One aviation is a rich and varied story.
The Great War consumed the world in a conflict that was unrivaled until that time.
This website is my tribute to those fragile aircraft and to the brave pilots on both sides that flew them.
www.wwiaviation.com   (94 words)

 Aviation World - books, hobbies & pilot supplies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The air aces of Imperial Germany’s Luftstreitkr√§fte are an ever-popular subject among aviation historians, enthusiasts, war gamers, and aircraft modelers.
The Imperial German Army Air Service of World War I grew from just 500 men in 1914 to 80,000 in 1918, inventing in the process a wholly new form of warfare.
After struggling with inadequate supplies of aircraft and matériel, the veteran pilots of the Geschwader would go on to enjoy incredible successes..
www.aviationworld.net /categories.asp?cID=27&p=2   (704 words)

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The North West Aviation Heritage Museum Group disbanded at the end of 2002.
Mike Davey Aviation has many projects on the go including the newly acquired F-4 Phantom simulator body.
The magazine concentrated on aviation in the northwest and covered news stories from the area as well.
www.northwestaviation.org.uk   (681 words)

 New Zealand Aviation History
Arrow Aviation is formed by Maurice "Buck" Buckley at Hokitika, with an Avro 540k.
Canterbury Aviation is taken over by the newly established New Zealand Permanent Air Force.
Buckley makes the first flight over Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and around Mt Cook, and in June he makes the first flight across the Southern Alps, from Greymouth to Christchurch, in 1.5 hours.
www.auckland-airport.co.nz /NewsHistory/aviate.php   (999 words)

 Photographs 1914   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Culminating the experiments, in 1915 The Langley, incorporating several aeronautical refinements unknown in 1903 and a Curtiss 80-hp motor, was flown for almost 30 minutes and a ten-mile distance in a strong headwind.
Note: "On July 18, 1914, the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps was created, giving definite status to the air service for the first time.
The only flying unit in the Aviation Section in addition to the Aviation School was the 1st Aero Squadron which, on August 5, 1914, had 12 officers, 54 enlisted men, and six airplanes assigned to it at North Island.
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 ipedia.com: 1914 in aviation Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Years in aviation 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 This is a list of aviation -related events from 1914 : Table of contents 1 Events 2 First flights 3 Entered service Events Janu...
January 1 - The St. Petersburg/Tampa Airboat Line starts services, becoming the first airline to provide regular services, with Anthony Jannus conveying passengers in a Benoist flying boat.
Fog prevents the aircraft from reaching their target, and only three of the nine aircraft find their way back to their mother ships.
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 World War One Aviation Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Many of the most rapid and exciting developments in aviation were brought about by the Great War, 1914-18.
Here are some links to WW1 aviation resources for learning more about these 4 remarkable years in aviation history.
Koolhoven Planes - Frederick Koolhoven was a designer for Armstrong Whitworth during World War 1 (his initials provided the "FK" in their FK3 and FK8).
mamacass.ucsd.edu:8080 /people/pblanco/ww1_aviation.html   (539 words)

 Aviation Activities -- AIR ACES OF THE 1914-1918 WAR, Harleyford Pub.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Aviation Activities -- AIR ACES OF THE 1914-1918 WAR, Harleyford Pub.
AIR ACES OF THE 1914-1918 WAR, Harleyford Pub.
An very complete index will help the researcher in his search for information on a given individual.
www.aviationactivities.com /~aviation/cgi-bin/cart.cgi/00309.html   (120 words)

 WW1 Aviation Books  Aviators, Aeroplanes and Air Battles of the Great War - www.MotorEbooks.com
Aviators, Aeroplanes and Air Battles of the Great War
by James McCudden VC The unique story of the RFC's greatest fighter ace A gripping account of World War I aviation from the pilot's seat James McCudden was an outstanding British fighter ace of World War I, whose daring exploits earned him a tremendous reputation and, ultimately, an untimely end.
The Kaiser's one-man air force in Tsingtau, China, 1914: a non-fiction book of military aviation history.
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 Generalleutnant Walter Grosch (Luftwaffe)
8 March 1913-1 August 1914: Granted leave due to illness.
2 August 1914-25 August 1914: Battery officer in Field Artllery Regiment 40.
1 December 1937-31 January 1939: Department Leader in the Reich Aviation Ministry.
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