Pyotr Nikolayevich
Nesterov was a Russian pilot, an aircraft designer and an aerobatics pioneer.
Nesterov became the first pilot to destroy an enemy airplane in flight. During the Battle of Galicia on 25 August 1914.
Eager to destroy enemy aircraft, he probably intended to hit it with a glancing blow but damaged his own aircraft as much as the enemy’s and both planes crashed.
He died of his wounds the next day.

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