1976: The 180th Tactical Fighter Group (Ohio) becomes the first Air National Guard unit to participate in a Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, NV.
1981: IRANIAN HOSTAGE RELEASE. Iran releases 52 American hostages held in the American Embassy in Tehran after 444 days.
1950: General of the Air Force Henry H. Arnold dies of a heart ailment at Sonoma, CA.
1943: The Casablanca Conference opens. Plans for a combined bomber offensive against Germany are established. Lt Gen Ira C. Eaker promotes a daylight-bombing offensive […]
1973: LAST AERIAL VICTORY. In their F-4D Phantom 65-0796, Capt Paul D. Howman and 1Lt Lawrence W. Kullman shoot down a MiG southwest of Hanoi […]
2005: Colonel Joseph Lanni, the 412th Test Wing Commander at Edwards AFB, delivers an F/A-22 Raptor to Langley AFB, VA. That Raptor, the fifth […]
1979: The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, accepts Tactical Air Command’s first F-16.
1970: With the acceptance of the 80th Air Defense Group facility at Fortuna Air Force Station ND, the Aerospace Defense Command’s Backup Intercept Control (BUIC) […]
1944: Operation CARPETBAGGER. American and Royal Air Force planes drop arms and supplies to French, Belgian, and Italian partisans for the first time.
1929: THE QUESTION MARK. Through 7 January, to test inflight refueling and crew and aircraft endurance, Maj Carl A. Spaatz and crew fly the Question […]