June 1, 1934

Flown from Miami to Boston on the first day of emergency Army Air Mail service, February 19, 1934 1934: Army Air Corps airmail operations end. […]

May 28, 1980

  1980: The United States Air Force Academy graduates its first female cadets. Ninety-seven women are commissioned as Second Lieutenants.

May 28, 1966

  1966: The ARRS observes its 20th anniversary. In this period, the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service rescued more than 12,000 people throughout the world.

May 27, 1958

1958: Gen Otto P. Weyland accepts TAC’s first production F-105B Thunderchief from Republic at its Farmingdale plant in Long Island. (Third production model shown in […]

May 26, 1973

  1973: SKYLAB 2 launches from Kennedy Space Center on a Saturn IB with Astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr., Paul Weitz, and Dr. Joseph Kerwin aboard. […]

May 25, 1985

1985: A MAC C-141 flies the body of the Unknown Soldier of the Vietnam War from Travis AFB to Andrews AFB prior to its interment […]

May 22, 2002

  2002:    The X-45A Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV), designated Blue, flies for the first time at Edwards AFB over an oval shaped track for […]

May 21, 1956

1956:    Operation REDWING (Cherokee test). Over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, Maj David Crichlow flies the B-52 “Barbara Grace” to nearly 50,000 feet and drops […]

May 20, 1927

1927: Charles A. Lindbergh, a Captain in the Missouri National Guard’s 110th Observation Squadron, lands his Ryan Monoplane, the “Spirit of St. Louis,” in Paris […]

May 19, 1908

  1908:    Lt Thomas E. Selfridge, the first US Army officer to fly an airplane, flies the White Wing at Hammondsport. It was Dr. Alexander […]