November 16, 2006

    2006:   AFSOC receives its first CV-22 at Hurlburt Field. US SOC commander Gen Doug Brown, USA conducts the arrival ceremony.

November 15, 1942

  1942:   The first women enter USAAF flight training at the Houston Municipal Airport; the unit is designated the 319th Army Air Force Flying Training […]

November 14, 1974

1974:   McDonnell-Douglas delivers the first F-15 to TAC; President Gerald R. Ford accepts it at Luke AFB.

November 13, 1971

  1971:   Mariner IX, launched on 30 May 1971, goes into an elliptical orbit around Mars, and its first photographs are broadcast live by national […]

November 12, 1921

  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 […]

November 9, 1967

1967:   MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous service this date HH-3 pilot Capt Gerald O. Young receives the Medal.  Citation: MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous […]

November 8, 1942

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 […]

November 7, 1918

1918:   Dr. Robert H. Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid-propellant rockets; this device evolves into the anti-tank bazooka of WW II.

November 6, 1912

1909:   The French government awards Orville and Wilbur Wright the Legion of Honor at its New York consulate.

November 5, 1912

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 […]