1945: C-47s drop 2,065 paratroopers on Japanese-held Corregidor to support an American amphibious landing for recapture.
1944: Twelfth Air Force sends 254 B-17 and B-25 bombers to attack and destroy the Abbey of Monte Cassino, Italy.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
1946: Gen. Carl A. Spaatz is designated Commanding General, Army Air Forces, succeeding Gen. Henry H. Arnold.
1918: The Army changes its aircraft insignia to concentric circles of red and blue around white. British […]
2005: The YAL-1 Airborne Laser jet completes its airworthiness testing at Edwards.
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 […]
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 […]