June 9, 1943: The famed “Tuskegee Airmen” are involved in their first air battle with German fighter planes in the skies over North Africa. These flyers from the 99th Fighter Squadron were among those trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field, the center for pilot training of African Americans during World War II.
P-38 Lightning - This plane had a distinctive sound from it's turbochargers. While there are a couple still flying to this day, most (all?) operate sans-turbo. It also killed Antoine de St. Exupéry (author of "Le Petit Prince").