1944: Operation SHINGLE. To support the amphibious landings at Anzio, the Mediterranean Allied Air Force flies 1,200 sorties.
1991: Operation DESERT STORM/AIR FORCE CROSS. Capt Paul T. Johnson in his A-10 Thunderbolt II finds a downed Navy fighter pilot, who had ejected in […]
2001: Texas Governor and former Texas Air National Guardsman George W. Bush is inaugurated as President of the US. He is the first former […]
1991: War begins in the Persian Gulf. Operation Desert Shield becomes Operation Desert Storm. More than 1,200 combat sorties are flown, and 106 cruise missiles […]
1991: Operation Secret Squirrel. The 2d Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB sends B-52Gs at 0636 local time to Iraq; they launch 35 cruise missiles […]
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 […]
1993: FIRST US MILITARY WOMAN IN SPACE. Maj Susan Helms becomes the first US military woman in space during a flight of the Space Shuttle […]
1994: An HH-60G Pave Hawk from 56th Rescue Squadron at Keflavik, Iceland rescues six sailors off the coast; receives the 1994 Mackay trophy.
1793: Jean Pierre Blanchard makes the first manned balloon flight in America with a 46-minute trip between the Wall Street Prison in Philadelphia PA, to […]