1912: Sgt. Vernon Burge receives rating as the U.S. Army’s first enlisted pilot.
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. […]
1976: Boeing’s YC-14 flies its maiden flight around Seattle.
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 […]
1946: First flight of the Convair XB-36 Peacemaker prototype 42-13570 at Fort Worth.
1916: The Wright Company and the Glenn L. Martin Company merge into the Wright Martin Aircraft Corporation.
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. […]
1981: Directed by President Reagan, USAF air traffic controllers man civilian airport facilities in the US to replace striking civilian controllers.
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 […]
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, […]