1999: Operation ALLIED FORCE. USA Gen Wesley Clark, SACEUR, asks for 300 more U.S. aircraft, bringing the total to 800.
1981: SPACE SHUTTLE’S MAIDEN VOYAGE. The Space Shuttle Columbia launches on the first flight of a reusable spacecraft.
1944: MEDAL OF HONOR. Lt Edward Michael receives medal for saving himself, crew member, and B-17 with successful crash landing. 1966: MEDAL OF HONOR. Pararescueman […]
1967: Operation POKER DICE. SAC beds down B-52s at U-Tapao with the first 3 aircraft arriving during the day. Later in the day they fly […]
1974: Between 9 April and 11 May, USAF conducts the flyoff between the A-10 and A-7 at Edwards AFB.
1952: KOREAN WAR. Capt Iven C. Kincheloe, Jr., 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, destroys MiG, becomes war’s tenth ace. (Shown with Maj James Jabara)
1986: A 40,000 gallon jet fuel tank explodes and burns at Osan AB; A1C John A. Loomis receives the Airman’s Medal for his life-saving response.
1975: Operation BABYLIFT. A MAC C-5 crashes in an emergency landing near Saigon while flying the op’s 1st mission; 138 die and 176 survive […]
1996: A 76th Airlift Squadron CT-43 transport crashes near Dubrovnik, Croatia killing 35, including Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown. Brown was on an economic development mission […]
Dear Member, If not already, you will receive shortly a letter about our Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 8, […]