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 […]
1957: CSAF General Thomas D. White announces that radar units could detect ICBMs at 3,000 miles.
1958: The RAF receives its first Thor missile at Feltwell, England.
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 […]
2004: Formal groundbreaking and site dedication of the United States Air Force Memorial is held in Arlington, VA.
2006: Chief of Staff Gen T. Michael Moseley selects the name “Reaper” for the new MQ-9 hunter-killer UAV.
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 […]
1918: Thru 15 Sep Colonel William “Billy” Mitchell leads 1,481 planes in the St. Mihiel offensive.
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 […]
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.