1941: Capt Benjamin O. Davis reports to the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama with 12 black aviation cadets to begin flight training.
1940: Bombardier training at Air Corps schools begins at Lowry Field with the first class of bombardier instructors.
1973: LAST SEA COMBAT MISSION/VIETNAM SUMMARY. All US bombing in Cambodia ends after eight years of conventional operations. An A-7D from the 354th TFW flies […]
1943: Comiso Airfield is the first airfield recaptured in Sicily, by LT Gen Omar Bradley’s II Corps. Afterwards a German JU-88 lands amid US flak […]
1921: Brig Gen William “Billy” Mitchell’s Martin MB-2 and Handley Page bombers test the sinking of several ships off the Virginia Capes. The tests study […]
1957: USAF cancels the Navaho program. The Navaho provided technologies for other missiles: the Atlas and Thor used a modified Navaho booster, and the […]
1944: Lt Col Clifford Heflin flies his C-47 on the first landing mission into France to rescue airmen who had parachuted behind enemy lines.
1942: Flying a Lockheed A-29 Hudson, Lt Harry J. Kane and crew of the 396th BMS attack and sink a German submarine (U-701) […]
1989: President George H. W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to Gen James H. Doolittle (retired) at the […]
1944: Harry Crosby, company pilot, flies the Northrop MX-324, the first US rocket-powered aircraft, for the first time at Harper Dry Lake, CA.