June 3, 1965

1965: GEMINI IV. Through 7 June, USAF Astronauts Edward H. White II and James A. McDivitt complete a 97-hour, 58-minute space flight with two firsts: […]

June 2, 1995

1995: Through 8 June, after a surface-to-air missile strike forces him to eject from his F-16 over Bosnia, Capt Scott O’Grady evades cap­ture by hostile […]

June 1, 1934

1934: Army Air Corps airmail operations end. The official record for the brief 4-month enterprise reflects 57 crashes and 12 fatalities (the main reason for […]

May 31, 1945

1945: The last of 18,188 B-24 Liberators and Liberator variants are delivered to the USAAF. This “workhorse” was produced in larger numbers than any other […]

May 28, 1980

1980: The United States Air Force Academy graduates its first female cadets. Ninety-seven women are commissioned as Second Lieutenants.

May 27, 1958

1958: Gen Otto P. Weyland accepts TAC’s first production F-105B Thunderchief from Republic at its Farmingdale plant in Long Island. (Third production model shown in […]

May 26, 1973

1973: SKYLAB 2 launches from Kennedy Space Center on a Saturn IB with Astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr., Paul Weitz, and Dr. Joseph Kerwin aboard. On […]

May 25, 1985

1985: A MAC C-141 flies the body of the Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War from Travis AFB to Andrews AFB prior to its interment […]

May 24, 1972

1972: President Nixon and USSR Premier Aleksei N. Kosygin in Moscow sign an Agreement Concerning Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for […]

May 21, 1956

956:    Operation REDWING (Cherokee test). Over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, Maj David Crichlow flies the B-52 “Barbara Grace” to nearly 50,000 feet and drops […]