On 26 July 1944, during World War Two, a German Messerschmitt Me 262 fighter plane attacked a British de Havilland Mosquito, causing it considerable damage. What is significant about this clash?

Answer: It was the earliest successful combat outing for the Me 262, which was the first jet-powered fighter aircraft in aviation history. That the skirmish took place with the Mosquito was also a clash of eras, as the Mosquito was one of the few active aircraft which remained mostly made of wood.

Source: The Luftwaffe over Germany by Donald Caldwell and Richard Muller

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