1942: The US begins work on its top secret Manhattan Project to develop an atomic bomb. The photo shows the Hanford B Reactor, the first full-size […]
1968: The modified XV-5A (now the XV-5B Verifan aircraft) makes its first vertical and hovering flights.
1971: The last F-100 leaves Vietnam for the CONUS. Its departure ends a combat employment which began in 1964 and produced 360,283 combat sorties with […]
1995: The 11th Reconnaissance Squadron is activated at Nellis AFB in preparation of the squadron to operate Predator unmanned drones. It is the first such […]
1943: MEDAL OF HONOR. Flight Officer John C. “Red” Morgan receives the medal for saving his B-17 and crew. Lt Gen Ira Eaker does the […]
1972: Test pilot Irving L. Burrows takes the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle up for its first flight at Edwards AFB.
1943: A flight of 10 P-47s land at Prestwick on 11 August, achieving the first, last, and only flight of single-engine fighters (recip engines) across […]
1948: The Military Air Transport Service deploys men and equipment to establish an Airlift Task Force in Germany to relieve Berlin. Maj Gen William H. […]
1991: A 445th Military Airlift Wing C-141 delivers nearly 20 tons of medical supplies to Ulan Bator, Mongolia to overcome a critical shortage. This mission […]
1910: Orville Wright makes experimental flights at Dayton with a wheeled chassis comprising a set of twin wheels attached to each skid. (Believed to be […]