1952: KOREAN WAR. The 315th Air Division air evacuates the 250,000th patient from Korea to Japan.
1967: MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous service this date Capt Gerald O. Young receives Medal. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3455/young-gerald-o.php MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous service this date […]
1942: MEDAL OF HONOR. Col Demas T. Craw and Maj Pierpoint M. Hamilton receive the medal for valorous service in the invasion of Africa.
1917: Eugene J. Bullard, US pilot in French service, shoots down an enemy fighter, becomes 1st African American fighter pilot with an aerial victory in […]
1909: The French government awards Orville and Wilbur Wright the Legion of Honor at its New York consulate.
1959: USAF successfully transports an ICBM by air for the 1st time by flying an Atlas D on a C-133B from San Diego to Francis […]
2001: A 20th Special Operations Squadron MH-53 helicopter crew receives the Mackay trophy for rescuing crew of a 2nd MH-53 that had crashed in the […]
1952: The US Atomic Energy Commission explodes the first hydrogen bomb in the Pacific.
1968: President Johnson announces his decision to halt all bombing of North Vietnam.
1961: Operation STAIR STEP. The first of 216 ANG fighters from units mobilized on 1 October deploy across the Atlantic to European bases in response […]