August 13, 1953

1953:   The XC-99, the world’s largest plane to date, makes its first transatlantic flight from Kelly AFB to Frankfurt, Germany, with 60,000 pounds of cargo. […]

August 9, 1944

1944:   MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous actions while leading 33 B-26 Marauders against a railroad bridge on the Seine River, Capt Darrell R. Lindsey is […]

August 8, 1946

  1946:   First flight of the Convair XB-36 Peacemaker prototype 42-13570 at Fort Worth.

August 7, 1916

1916:   The Wright Company and the Glenn L. Martin Company merge into the Wright Martin Aircraft Corporation.

August 6, 1945

Flying his “Enola Gay” B-29 from Tinian Island, Lt Col Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. and his crew drop the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on Hiroshima. […]

August 3, 1981

  1981:   Directed by President Reagan, USAF air traffic controllers man civilian airport facilities in the US to replace striking civilian controllers.

August 2, 1987

1987:   The 552d Airborne Warning and Control Wing from Tinker AFB completes its 5,000th mission for the Elf One deployment to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Elf […]

August 1, 1943

1943:   Operation TIDAL WAVE-Ploesti Raid. Five Medals of Honor were received for Ploesti, three posthumously, more than for any other mission in WW II: Baker, […]