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 […]

May 20, 1927

1927: Charles A. Lindbergh, a Captain in the Missouri National Guard’s 110th Observation Squadron, lands his Ryan Monoplane, the “Spirit of St. Louis,” in Paris […]

May 19, 1967

1967:    Douglas Aircraft Company receives a contract to design and build the Manned Orbiting Laboratory.

May 18, 1980

1980:    After Mount St. Helens erupts, a C-141 from the 63 MAW,  at Norton AFB, CA and a C-130 from the 62 MAW at McChord […]

May 17, 1933

1933: The Army’s nonrigid helium coastal patrol airship, the TC-13 (the largest nonrigid airship built for the Air Corps), arrives at Langley Field.     […]