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24/01/1888 German aircraft designer Ernst Heinkel is born

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Heinkel He 178

His company Heinkel Flugzeugwerke produced the Heinkel He 178, the world's first and jet plane, and the Heinkel He 176, the first rocket aircraft. Heinkel himself was an ative member of the Nazi party. After the war he used his company's facilities to build Heinkel Tourist scooter and Heinkel Kabine car.