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Dunning landing on Furious
Sqn Cdr Dunning is congratulated for the first landing on a ship under way
Sqn Cdr Dunning

On this day 2 August 1917

Published: 02 Aug 2013

On this day 2 August 1917 Sqn Cdr Edwin Harris Dunning DSC lands his Sopwith Pup aboard HMS Furious; the first deck landing on a ship under way.

On 7 August, he made one more successful landing in the same manner, but on his second attempt that day, in Pup N6452, the engine choked and the aircraft crashed off the starboard bow and he drowned. The deck arrangement was unsatisfactory because aircraft had to manoeuvre around the central superstructure in order to land.

Furious was later modified with a full length flightdeck.


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