Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for '1941 in aviation': 1941 Aviation Atlantic Ocean Jacqueline Cochran February 8 Germany Junkers Ju 52 February 10 February 26 Paratrooper Philippine Airlines United Kingdom March 1 New Zealand No. 485 Squadron RNZAF Lend-Lease March 11 United States Congress American Volunteer Group April 15 Central Aircraft Manufacturing Company April 16 London Battle of Crete Crete Igor Sikorsky May 10 May 20 May 6 Rudolf Hess Scotland Soviet Union Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 Fleet Air Arm German battleship Bismarck May 26 May 29 United States Army Air Corps Henry H. Arnold July 8 June 20 June 22 June 8 Operation Barbarossa Syria United States Army Air Forces Vichy France July 18 July 28 July 31