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.
1943: The Combined Chiefs of Staff ask the Allied Expeditionary Air Force to attack “Ski Sites” in the Pas de Calais and Cherbourg Peninsula areas. […]
1952: MEDAL OF HONOR. Maj Charles J. Loring deliberately crashes his damaged aircraft into enemy gun emplacements; receives Medal of Honor posthumously. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3150/loring-charles-j-jr.php
1970: SON TAY RAID. A special USAF and Army task force of volunteers try to rescue US servicemen from the Son Tay POW camp […]
1962: CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. President John F. Kennedy announces the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis after the Soviets remove all IRBMs from Cuba. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfjnfbw4rI4
1932: The national monument to Wilbur and Orville Wright is dedicated near Kitty Hawk.
1949: An Air Force C-74 Globemaster “The Champ” flies from Mobile, AL to Marham, England in 23 hours with a record 103 passengers. It […]
1942: The first women enter US AAF flight training at the Houston Municipal Airport; the unit is designated the 319th Army Air Force Flying […]