January 2, 1967

1967:    OPERATION BOLO. F-4 Phantom pilots from the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing shoot down seven North Vietnamese MiG-21s in a sweep mission over the Red […]

January 1, 1929

    1929:    THE QUESTION MARK. Through 7 January, to test inflight refueling and crew and aircraft endurance, Maj Carl A. Spaatz and crew fly […]

December 30, 1972

1972:    Operation LINEBACKER II. President Nixon halts the bombing of North Vietnam north of the 20th parallel. Peace talks resume in Paris on 8 January.

December 27, 1951

1951:    KOREAN WAR. Far East Air Forces aircraft flies 900 sorties, the largest number of the month, to damage or destroy locomotives, rail cars, buildings, […]

December 29, 1972

1972:    Operation LINEBACKER II. President Nixon halts the bombing of North Vietnam north of the 20th parallel. Peace talks resume in Paris on 8 January.

December 20, 1943

1943:    For extraordinary heroism this date, radio operator TSgt Forrest Vosler receives the Medal of Honor. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3041/vosler-forrest-l.php  

December 19, 1945

1945: President Truman urges establishment of the Department of Defense with an air arm equal to the Army and Navy. www.trumanlibrary.gov/library/public-papers/218/special-message-congress-recommending-establishment-department-national

1972:    Operation LINEBACKER II: President Nixon orders this 11-day all-out bombing campaign against targets in Hanoi and Haiphong, one of the most heavily defended areas […]

December 17, 1903

1903:    Orville Wright makes the first sustained, controlled power airplane flight in the Kill Devil Hills, near Kitty Hawk. In the fourth, and longest flight […]