November 18, 1966

1966: Lockheed delivers the first HC–130P to the Air Rescue and Recovery Service. The HC-130P included a drogue system to permit aerial refueling of helicopters. […]

November 17, 1967

1967: Operation EAGLE THRUST. Through 29 December, MAC uses 413 C-141 and C-130 sor­ties to complete the longest distance airlift of combat troops from the […]

November 16, 2004

2004: In its final flight, NASA’s B-52 #008 launch vehicle, the oldest plane in the USAF inventory, carries the X-43A mounted on a Pegasus booster […]

November 13, 1971

1971: Mariner IX, launched on 30 May 1971, goes into an elliptical orbit around Mars, and its first photographs are broadcast live by national television.

November 12, 1921

1921: FIRST AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING. Wesley May, with a 5-gallon can of gasoline strapped to his back, steps from the wing of a Lincoln Standard to […]

November 11, 1943

1943: Fifth and Thirteenth Air Forces make their first joint attack on Rabaul, along with Navy carrier planes.

November 10, 1942

1942: Through 13 November, the 33rd Fighter Group flies 100 P-40s from the carriers USS Chenango and HMS Archer to land at Port Lyautey airfield, […]

November 9, 1944 and 1967

MEDALS OF HONOR received for valorous service this date: 1944: 1Lt Donald J. Gott and 2Lt William E. Metzger (same B-17 crew) Gott citation: https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/donald-j-gott […]

November 6, 1909

  1909: The French government awards Orville and Wilbur Wright the Legion of Honor at its New York consulate.

November 13, 1971

1971: Mariner IX, launched on 30 May 1971, goes into an elliptical orbit around Mars, and its first photographs are broadcast live by national television.