1924: Lt Eugene Hoy Barksdale and his navigator, Lt Bradley Jones, fly a DH-4B, powered by a 400 horsepower Liberty engine, from McCook Field, […]
1942: The US Army Air School at Tuskegee, AL for black aviators graduates its first class. The five military pilots include Capt Benjamin O. Davis.
1944: Operation THURSDAY. Through 11 March, allied aircraft and gliders airlift Brig Gen Orde C. Wingate’s Special Force (Chindits) with 9,000 personnel and 1,400 […]
2002: Operation Anaconda/Medal of Honor. For valorous service this date, air combat controller TSgt John A. Chapman is awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously […]
1991: Thru 30 June, C-5s and C-141s move fire-fighting men and equipment to Kuwait to battle more than 500 burning oil wells set by […]
1963: The first Minuteman squadron, the 10 SMS, becomes operational at Malmstrom AFB.
1990: The combined Lockheed and USAF F-117A Stealth Fighter design team receives the Robert J. Collier Trophy for 1989.
1949: MACKAY TROPHY. Through 2 March, from Carswell AFB Capt James Gallagher and crew fly the 43rd Bomb Group’s B-50 Lucky Lady II (No. […]
1945: 334 B-29s drop 1,667 tons of fire bombs and destroy 15 square miles of Tokyo to begin a campaign of incendiary raids.
1978: From Vandenberg AFB, CA an Atlas F booster places NAVSTAR 1, the 1st Global Positioning Satellite, into orbit.