February 16, 1945

1945:   C-47s drop 2,065 paratroopers on Japanese-held Corregidor to support an American amphibious landing for recapture.

February 15, 1944

1944:   Twelfth Air Force sends 254 B-17 and B-25 bombers to attack and destroy the Abbey of Monte Cassino, Italy.

February 14, 2003

2003:   Global Hawk (AV-7), a first production-representative sample, lands at Edwards AFB after its maiden flight from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, CA.  

February 13, 1961

1961:   USAF launches a solid-fuel air-to-surface missile, the GAM-83B Bullpup, at supersonic speed from an F-100 Super Sabre. This modified Navy Bullpup missile could carry […]

February 12, 1973

  1973:   Operation HOMECOMING/MACKAY TROPHY. After N. Vietnam releases its POWs MAC airlift returns them to Clark. When the POWs reach America, the 375th Aeromedical […]

February 9, 1946

1946:     Gen. Carl A. Spaatz is designated Commanding General, Army Air Forces, succeeding Gen. Henry H. Arnold.

February 8,1918

1918:   The Army changes its aircraft insignia to concentric circles of red and blue around white. British                  […]

February 6, 1967

1967:   A2C Duane Hackney, the most decorated enlisted airman in the Vietnam war, receives the Air Force Cross for rescuing a downed pilot near Mu […]

February 5, 1951

  1951: KOREAN WAR/Operation ROUNDUP. To disrupt a new enemy offensive, the U. S. X Corps advances with strong air support near Hoengsong, northeast of […]