The First to Fall From the Sky

The First to Fall From the Sky

On 30 September 1915, Serbian gunner Radoje Ljutovac became the first man to shoot an aircraft from the sky.  He was given an award and promoted to Corporal.

Radoje Ljutovac and the artillery that made aviation history.

The Balkans were a hotbed of firsts during WWI.  In addition to the first plane that was shot down, the first real dogfight also occurred over Serbia.  And, of course, the shot that started the war in the first place

Anti-Aircraft artillery in Salonika.

See our World War I archives here.


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