1918: 1st sustained aerial resupply attempt: 50th Aero Squadron begins effort to drop supplies and help locate the “Lost Battalion,” elements of the 77th Division […]
1989: 96th Bomb Wing B-1B lands successfully at Edwards despite a retracted nose gear; crew receives Mackay trophy.
1993: PJ TSgt Timothy A. Wilkinson receives Air Force Cross for saving five wounded Army Rangers after enemy forces shoot down their helicopter at Mogadishu, […]
1918: The pilotless aircraft. Army’s Kettering, “The Bug,” with preset controls begins flights at Dayton. It is called a guided missile in later years.
1918: MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous service this date 2Lt Frank Luke receives the Medal of Honor posthumously. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2555/luke-frank-jr.php
1983: The USAF designates the new EF-111A tactical electronic jamming aircraft as the Raven.
2005: 1st C-130 combat mission by an all-female crew is flown from a forward location in Southwest Asia, with 151 Marines and equipment.
1971: Project STORMFURY. Air Weather Service WC-130s drop silver iodide into Hurricane Ginger to decrease the storm’s intensity.
1918: For valorous service this date Lt Edward V. Rickenbacker receives the Medal of Honor. (Presented 6 November 1930). Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2580/rickenbacker-edward-v.php
1993: The 1st B-2 (#80329), called ACC-1 and later “Spirit of Missouri,” makes its first flight from Palmdale.