1949: Operation VITTLES. The last flight took place to end the Berlin Airlift, although the main effort ended earlier. Tonnage and passenger reports vary but […]
1955: China releases the crewmen of a Special Operations B-29, “The Stardust 40.” They were captured on 13 January 1953 and were held longer […]
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1975: The USAF retires its last Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Gooney Bird) to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB. Douglas Aircraft delivered the first aircraft […]
1980: The United States Air Force Academy graduates its first female cadets. Ninety-seven women are commissioned as Second Lieutenants.
1991: Operation PROVIDE COMFORT. To 15 July, MAC units fly more than 7,000 tons of supplies to Northern Iraq, Southeastern Turkey, and Western Iran to […]
Dear members, As always, Air Power History editor Richard Wolf has assembled a very thoughtful reflection this quarter. He is able to do this […]