1972: For valorous actions this date forward air controller Capt Steven L. Bennett receives the Medal of Honor posthumously. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3230/bennett-steven-l.php
1917: Langley Field is authorized as an experimental air station.
1950: KOREAN WAR. Pilot Lt. William G. “Skeeter” Hudson and radar operator Lt. Carl Fraiser, flying an F-82 Twin Mustang from the 68th Fighter […]
1972: The Air Force unveils the F-15 superiority fighter in ceremonies at the McDonnell Douglas facility in St. Louis.
1996: Terrorists bomb Khobar Towers near King Abdul-Aziz AB, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Air Force personnel and injuring 300 others. It is the worst terrorist […]
1944: After the second Operation FRANTIC raid, the Luftwaffe attacks B-17s at Poltava, destroying 47 and damaging 19 more.
1954: USAF creates a Western Development Division under Brig Gen Bernard A. Schriever to accelerate the Atlas ICBM program.
1941: The United States Army Air Forces are formed. This leads to, as World War II progresses, a largely autonomous force.
1962: FIRST GENERAL WHITE SPACE TROPHY. Secretary of the Air Force Eugene M. Zuckert presents the first Gen Thomas D. White Space Trophy to […]
1965: The 1st Air Commando Squadron, 34th Tactical Group, Bien Hoa AB receives the Presidential Unit Citation. This is the first USAF unit so honored […]