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1912: The Secretary of War publishes the conditions of the Military Aviator Test in a report to the House of Representatives. Subsequently on July 5th […]
1943: Eighth Air Force makes its first 100-plane attack on a single target, the Focke-Wulf aircraft plant at Bremen, Germany. Nearly 20 aircraft are lost.
2004: MACKAY TROPHY. Near Kharbut, Iraq, in near-zero visibility, two USAF HH-60Gs assigned to Moody AFB rescue a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew that […]
1945: First flight of the XP-82 (Twin Mustang).
1986: Operation EL DORADO CANYON. The US retaliates against Libya for its involvement in terrorism with an airstrike using 24 F-111s from RAF Lakenheath, five […]
1925: Henry Ford starts airplane freight operations between Detroit and Chicago. This is the first regularly scheduled commercial freight operation in the US.
1931: Lt Wilfred J. Paul demonstrates the airship subcloud observation car at Langley Field. (Car shown here in Scientific American 12-23-1916)
1997: Lockheed-Martin and Boeing roll out their F-22 air superiority fighter at the LM Marietta plant.
1942: Using aircraft acquired from Pan American Airlines, the Army begins the largest airlift in World War II. Two DC-3s airlift gasoline and lubricating […]