1996: At Hill AFB an F-16 Fighting Falcon logs the five millionth hour of flying time for the F-16 fleet. Captain Kurt Gallegos of the […]
1965: Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, the first Deputy Administrator of the National Air and Space Administration, dies at the age of 67. He was an […]
1942: BEGINNING OF THE “HUMP” AIRLIFT. Air Transport Command activates its India-China Division to provide airlift support to the Chunking government and American airmen fighting […]
1907: At Hammondsport, NY, the Curtiss Motor Vehicle Company becomes the first airplane company formed in the US.
1933: The Army accepts Martin’s first production-model B-10 bomber. It was the first all-metal monoplane bomber with an internal bomb bay, retractable gear, rotating gun […]
1968: MEDAL OF HONOR. While flying a UH-1F helicopter, 1Lt James P. Fleming twice exposes his aircraft to intense hostile fire while rescuing a special […]
1940: First flight of the Martin B-26 Marauder.
1974: President Gerald R. Ford and General Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev sign the Strategic Arms Limitation accord. This agreement limited the deployment of strategic delivery […]
1947: The XC-99, the world’s largest land plane at that time, makes its first flight at San Diego. https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_003&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&hspart=iry&p=xc-99+first+flight#id=1&vid=444cc882b30714afc233e585ff303b7f&action=click
1962: CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. President John F. Kennedy announces the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis after the Soviets remove all IRBMs from Cuba. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfjnfbw4rI4