January 22, 1944

  1944:    Operation SHINGLE. To support the amphibious landings at Anzio, the Mediterranean Allied Air Force flies 1,200 sorties.

January 21, 1991

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 […]

January 20, 2001

  2001:    Texas Governor and former Texas Air National Guardsman George W. Bush is inaugurated as Presi­dent of the US. He is the first former […]

January 17, 1991

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 […]

January 16, 1991

  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 […]

January 14, 1943

    1943:    The Casablanca Conference opens. Plans for a combined bomber offensive against Germany are established. Lt Gen Ira C. Eaker promotes a daylight-bombing […]

January 13, 1993

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 […]

January 18, 1994

1994:    An HH-60G Pave Hawk from 56th Rescue Squadron at Keflavik, Iceland rescues six sailors off the coast; receives the 1994 Mackay trophy.

January 9, 1793

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 […]