2006: AFSOC receives its first CV-22 at Hurlburt Field. US SOC commander Gen Doug Brown, USA conducts the arrival ceremony.
1942: The first women enter USAAF flight training at the Houston Municipal Airport; the unit is designated the 319th Army Air Force Flying Training […]
1974: McDonnell-Douglas delivers the first F-15 to TAC; President Gerald R. Ford accepts it at Luke AFB.
1971: Mariner IX, launched on 30 May 1971, goes into an elliptical orbit around Mars, and its first photographs are broadcast live by national […]
1921: FIRST AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING. Wesley May, with a 5-gallon can of gasoline strapped to his back, steps from the wing of a Lincoln Standard […]
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 […]