1992: MACKAY TROPHY. At night, a B-52 from the 668th Bomb Squadron (Griffiss AFB) loses two engines when one explodes and damages another. Two other […]
2001: President George W. Bush informs Russia that the US would withdraw from the 1972 ABM Treaty to develop and implement a missile defense system.
1944: MEDAL OF HONOR: Maj Richard I. Bong, with 38 aerial victories, receives the medal from General MacArthur in ceremonies in the Philippines. Citation: […]
1956: Operation SAFE HAVEN. After a revolt against Soviet rule in Hungary expelled Russian occupation forces, the Soviets send in reinforcements to restore order. […]
1963: SECDEF Robert S. McNamara cancels the X-20A Dyna-Soar Program and places the near-earth Manned Orbiting Laboratory project under USAF direction.
1998: President William J. Clinton presents a fourth star to Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., the first black USAF general and the leader of […]
1995: Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR. USAF airlifters start moving troops and equipment to Bosnia to support this NATO operation.
2001: Operation NOBLE EAGLE. The 125th Fighter Wing (Florida Air National Guard) sends its F-15s to patrol the skies over the Kennedy Space Center for […]
1942: Ninth Air Force sends 24 B-24s to attack ships at the Naples docks in the first US Army Air Forces air strike against […]
1963: President Lyndon B. Johnson designates National Air and Space Administration and other facilities at Cape Canaveral as the John F. Kennedy Space Center.