1964: Viet Cong attack Bien Hoa AB with mortars, killing 4 and wounding 30 Americans; they also destroy 7 aircraft and damage 18.
1909: Wilbur Wright flies from Governor’s Island out past the Statue of Liberty, up the Hudson to Grant’s Tomb, and back to the […]
1993: PJ TSgt Timothy A. Wilkinson receives the Air Force Cross for saving five wounded Army Rangers after enemy forces shoot down their helicopter at […]
1918: The Army’s pilotless aircraft, the Kettering “Bug,” with preset controls, begins flights at Dayton. It is called a guided missile in later […]
1965: When the USAF Aeronautical Station inactivates at Yokota, a 30-year era of Morse code in the USAF comes to an end. Begun in […]
1949: Operation VITTLES. The last flight took place to end the Berlin Airlift. Results show 2,343,301.5 tons of supplies carried on 277,262 Allied flights. […]
1991: President George H. W. Bush terminates SAC’s alert force operation, which started in October 1957. This action heralds an end to the Cold War.
1918: Between this date and 1 October, Air Service pilots shoot down 74 German aircraft and 15 balloons.
2007: FIRST MQ-9 REAPER MISSION. The MQ-9 Reaper flies its first operational mission in Afghanistan for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. (2009 photo)
1929: Lt James H. Doolittle makes the first all-blind flight at Mitchel Field. Although a check pilot accompanies him, Doolittle takes off in a Consolidated […]