1961: At Malmstrom AFB, a Site Activation Task Force accepts the first Minuteman I (Model A) operational silo.
1921: FIRST AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING. Wesley May, with a 5-gallon can of gasoline strapped to his back, steps from the wing of a Lincoln […]
1942: MEDAL OF HONOR. Col Demas T. Craw and Maj Pierpont M. Hamilton receive the Medal for valorous service in the invasion of Africa. Craw […]
1917: Eugene J. Bullard, US pilot in French service, shoots down an enemy fighter, becoming the 1st African American fighter pilot with an aerial […]
1909: The French government awards Orville and Wilbur Wright the Legion of Honor at its New York consulate.
This year’s Awards Banquet was a huge success! We will advise you as our media updates are completed.
1943: The 56th Fighter Group (P-47s) become the first Eighth Air Force fighter group credited with 100 enemy aircraft destroyed.
1927: Capt Hawthorne C. Gray, an early stratospheric explorer, dies in his third attempt to break the balloon record of 40,820 feet. While descending from […]
1964: Viet Cong attack Bien Hoa AB with mortars, killing 4 and wounding 30 Americans; they also destroy 7 aircraft and damage 18.
1909: Wilbur Wright flies from Governor’s Island out past the Statue of Liberty, up the Hudson to Grant’s Tomb, and back to the […]