July 30, 1971

1971: The last F-100 leaves Vietnam for the CONUS. Its departure ends a combat employment which began in 1964 and produced 360,283 combat sorties with […]

July 29, 1995

1995: The 11th Reconnaissance Squadron is activated at Nellis AFB in preparation of the squadron to operate Predator unmanned drones. It is the first such […]

July 28, 1943

1943: MEDAL OF HONOR. Flight Officer John C. “Red” Morgan receives the medal for saving his B-17 and crew. Lt Gen Ira Eaker does the […]

July 27, 1972

1972: Test pilot Irving L. Burrows takes the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle up for its first flight at Edwards AFB.

July 26, 1943

1943: A flight of 10 P-47s land at Prestwick on 11 August, achieving the first, last, and only flight of single-engine fighters (recip engines) across […]

July 23, 1948

1948: The Military Air Transport Service deploys men and equipment to establish an Airlift Task Force in Germany to relieve Berlin. Maj Gen William H. […]

July 22, 1991

1991: A 445th Military Airlift Wing C-141 delivers nearly 20 tons of medical supplies to Ulan Bator, Mongolia to overcome a critical shortage. This mission […]

July 21, 1910

1910: Orville Wright makes experimental flights at Dayton with a wheeled chassis comprising a set of twin wheels attached to each skid. (Believed to be […]

July 20, 1969

1969: APOLLO XI/FIRST MAN ON THE MOON. Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., fly the lunar module Eagle to the Sea of […]