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A De Havilland Sea Vampire Mk.10 taking off from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier 'HMS Ocean' on 3 December 1945. The plane was flown by Cpt. Eric "Winkle" Brown and was the first landing and take off of a jet airplane from an aircraft carrier. The plane had been converted for carrier trials.

Date 3 December 1945
Source U.S. Naval Aviation News January 1947
Author Unknown
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