1999: Operation ALLIED FORCE. An F-15 shoots down two MiG-29s in aerial combat over Yugoslavia on the third day of the operation.
1944: Fifteenth Air Force makes its first operational delivery of a VB-1 Azon radio-controlled bomb against the Avisio Viaduct, attempting to cut the Brenner Pass […]
1945: Operation VARSITY. An Allied airborne and amphibious assault crosses the Rhine River. More than 2,000 transports and gliders from the IX Troop Carrier […]
1951: Operation TOMAHAWK. In the Korean War’s second airborne operation, and the largest to date in one day, 120 USAF transports drop more than […]
2006: The C-17 Globemaster III fleet surpasses its millionth flight hour during a mission to evacuate injured US troops from Iraq to Germany.
2003: Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. c. 9:30 p. m. EST, US forces begin the air war against Iraq with Tomahawk cruise missile strikes.
1942: The US and Panama sign an agreement for defense sites and air bases in Panama to defend the canal.
1961: Northrop delivers the first T-38 Talon supersonic jet trainer to Air Training Command at Randolph AFB.
(X-1A #46-062) 1944: The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) recommends development of a jet-propelled transonic research aircraft. This suggestion leads to the Bell […]
1968: Det 1, 37th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB picks up the 1,000th downed airman to be rescued since the […]