1941: The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, bringing the US into World War II. 18th Pursuit Wing P-40 pilots shoot down 10 enemy planes, 4 by […]
1995: Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR. USAF airlifters start moving troops and equipment to Bosnia to support this NATO operation.
1996: At Hill AFB an F-16 Fighting Falcon logs the five millionth hour of flying time for the F-16 fleet. Captain Kurt Gallegos of the […]
1999: The 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, CA decides to end a mission that used three EC-18B Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft (ARIA).
1908: At Hammondsport, the Curtiss Motor Vehicle Company becomes the first airplane company formed in the US.
1951: USAF announces the production of the first all-jet heavy bomber, the Boeing XB-52.
2001: Operation SWIFT FREEDOM. C-17s land in Afghanistan on an airstrip about 80 miles south of Kandahar to deliver Navy Seabees.
1941: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States; Congress responds in kind with a similar declarations against them.
1933: The Army accepts Martin’s first production-model B-10 bomber. It was the first all-metal monoplane bomber with an internal bomb bay, retractable gear, rotating gun […]
1968: MEDAL OF HONOR. While flying a UH-1F helicopter, 1Lt James P. Fleming twice exposes his aircraft to intense hostile fire while rescuing a […]