1972: To become the USAF’s Vietnam War leading ace, Capt Charles B. DeBellevue, flying as a weapon systems officer in a 555 TFS F-4, […]
942: The VIII Bomber Command loses its first aircraft in combat when two B-17s fail to return from a strike on the Avions Potez […]
1923: Army bombing tests off Cape Hatteras, NC sink the condemned naval vessels USS New Jersey and USS Virginia, proving the vulnerability of Naval vessels […]
1922: Lt James H. Doolittle completes the 1st transcontinental flight in one day in a rebuilt DH-4B with Liberty 400 HP engines, 2,163 miles […]
1996: The 11th Reconnaissance Squadron at Nellis AFB, Nevada begins operating the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle above Bosnia-Herzegovina.
1910: The first American woman pilot, Blanche Scott, solos in a Curtiss Pusher over the Lake Keuka Field of the Curtiss Company at Hammondsport, […]
2005: HURRICANE KATRINA. Air National Guard personnel log 600 rescues in one day after Hurricane Katrina makes landfall on the Gulf Coast.
1952: KOREAN WAR SORTIE RECORD. Far East Air Forces fighter-bombers set a new 24-hour record by sending 854 Fifth Air Force sorties against Pyongyang, […]
1942: The War Department directs the Air Transport Command to provide aircraft and equipment to evacuate sick and wounded American servicemen and women throughout the […]
1941: William R. Dunn, flying with Eagle Squadron 71 (RAF), shoots down his fifth enemy plane to become the first American “Ace” in Europe. […]