1968:    The National Air and Space Administration’s Surveyor VII, the last spacecraft in the program to analyze the lunar surface, launches from the Eastern Test […]

January 6, 1977

  1977:    The Department of Defense places the Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) program into full-scale development and sets up a joint cruise missile project […]

January 3, 1945

  1945:    BATTLE OF THE BULGE: American and British forces counterattack the Germans under the protection of Allied airpower.

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