1967: MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous service this date HH-3 pilot Capt Gerald O. Young receives the Medal. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3455/young-gerald-o.php MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous […]
1942: MEDAL OF HONOR. Col Demas T. Craw and Maj Pierpont M. Hamilton receive the Medal for valorous service in the invasion of Africa. Craw […]
1918: Dr. Robert H. Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid-propellant rockets; this device evolves into the anti-tank bazooka of WW II.
1909: The French government awards Orville and Wilbur Wright the Legion of Honor at its New York consulate.
1912: Through 13 November, the Army uses aircraft to make artillery adjustments for the first time at Fort Riley, Kansas. In this demonstration, Capt Frederick […]
2001: A 20th Special Operations Squadron MH-53 helicopter crew receives the Mackay trophy for rescuing the crew of a 2nd MH-53 that had […]
1952: The US Atomic Energy Commission explodes the first hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. The test was code named “Mike.”
1968: In a speech to the nation, President Johnson announces his decision to halt bombing of North Vietnam and that he would not run […]
1918: Known as the US “Ace of Aces” for that conflict, Capt Edward V. Rickenbacker shoots down his 26th and final enemy aircraft of World […]
2004: NASA’s KC-135A aerospace vehicle trainer, the “Vomit Comet,” flies its final sortie. NASA used the “Comet” at Edwards AFB to provide zero gravity training […]