September 21, 1938

1938:    Maj Gen Oscar Westover, the Chief of the Army Air Corps, dies in an airplane crash near Lockheed Airport, Burbank. He is succeeded by […]

September 18, 1947

1947     Aboard the VC-54C “Sacred Cow,” which becomes Air Force-1, Pres Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 separating the USAF from the US […]

September 15, 2004

  2004: Formal groundbreaking and site dedication of the United States Air Force Memorial is held in Arlington, VA.

September 14, 2006

2006:    Chief of Staff Gen T. Michael Moseley selects the name “Reaper” for the new MQ-9 hunter-killer UAV.

September 13, 1943

    1943:    The 52nd Troop Carrier Wing uses 80+ troop transports to drop 1,200 paratroopers on Italy’s Salerno Beach, with no losses of planes […]

September 12, 1918

1918:      Thru 15 Sep Colonel William “Billy” Mitchell leads 1,481 planes in the St. Mihiel offensive.

September 11, 2001

2011: President George W. Bush initiates a war on terrorism and homeland-defense efforts with combat air patrols within the US under operations NOBLE EAGLE and […]

September 8, 1967

1967:    A1C Duane D. Hackney (ARRS) becomes 1st living enlisted man to receive the Air Force Crossfor rescuing a pilot downed in North Vietnam jungles.