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14 Apr 1936

United States
  • A S-43 aircraft, piloted by Boris Sergievsky and carrying a 500-kilogram payload, set an altitude record for amphibious aircraft at 27,950 feet above Stamford, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [S-43 | Stamford, Connecticut | CPC]

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