February 6, 1967

1967:    A2C Duane Hackney, the most decorated enlisted airman in the Vietnam war, receives the Air Force Cross for rescuing a downed pilot near Mu […]

February 4, 1948

1948:    Otto Praeger, the founder of US airmail service, dies. From left to right, Airmail Pilot Robert Shank; Dr. Julius Juhlin, postmaster general of Sweden; […]

February 5, 1951

1951:    KOREAN WAR/Operation ROUNDUP. To disrupt a new enemy offensive, the U.S. X Corps advances with strong air support near Hoengsong, northeast of Wonju in […]

February 1, 1943

1943:    Navy PBYs rescue Brig Gen Nathan F. Twining, the Thirteenth Air Force Commander, and 14 others near New Hebrides Islands. They had ditched their […]

January 31, 1991

1991:    BATTLE OF KHAFJI. Iraqi forces cross the Kuwaiti border into Saudi Arabia. The USAF suffers its greatest loss of the war when the Iraqis […]

January 28, 1986

1986:    CHALLENGER DISASTER. The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after launch, killing Astronauts Francis R. Scobee, Navy Cmdr Michael J. Smith, Dr. Judith Resnik, […]

January 25, 1949

1949:  The United States Air Force adopts the shade 84 blue uniforms. Several years pass before the US Army Air Force uniforms phase out.