Seige of Adrianople

October 29, 1912 (Tuesday)

  • Ghazi Mukhtar Pasha resigned as Grand Vizier of Turkey, and was succeeded by Kiamil Pasha

October 30, 1912 (Wednesday)

  • A Russian volunteer in the Bulgarian army air force became the first airplane pilot to ever be killed by anti-aircraft fire. The airplane flown by M. Popov, whose first name was lost to history, was hit by Turkish shells while Popov was flying over Adrianople.*

*Patrick Robertson, Robertson’s Book of Firsts: Who Did What for the First Time (Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2011); “Airman Killed by Turks”, New York Times, November 1, 1912

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