November 12, 1921

 

1921:   FIRST AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING. Wesley May, with a 5-gallon can of gasoline strapped to his back, steps from the wing of a Lincoln Standard to the wing skid of a JN-4 and climbs to the engine to pour gas into the tank. Frank Hawks flies the Lincoln and Earl S. Daugherty the JN-4.

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