1918 - The highly effective Pfalz D.XII German fighter plane, built by Pfalz Flugzeugwerke, passed its type test and was approved to enter into service with the Luftstreitkräfte. The D.XII began reaching the Jagdstaffeln, primarily Bavarian units, in July of 1918 and was active until the end of World War I. Designed by Rudolph Gehringer as a successor to the Pfalz D.III, the D.XII was the last Pfalz aircraft to see widespread service. Length 6,35, span 9,00 m.
August 2, 1915: Building upon 1913 flying-off experiments aboard HMS Hermes, an aircraft takes off from a platform aboard a fully operational British aviation ship for the first time, when a Sopwith Baby equipped with wheeled floats takes off from HMS Campania.