Felix Baumgartner at the edge of space, miles high jumped from a helium balloon to perform a legendary skydive (he also set the altitude record for highest manned balloon flight, parachute jump from the highest altitude, and greatest free fall velocity)
de Havilland Mosquitos of 105 Squadron at RAF Marham, Norfolk, UK. December 11 None of the aircraft pictured survived the war, either being shot down or withdrawn due to heavy battle damage. GB-A, Hit by AA and crashed.
Curtiss Warhawk - the plane renowned for it's duty flights in China with the Flying Tigers squadron. The Warhawk was used by most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in frontline service until the end of the war.