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25 February 1975. Brigadier General Charles E. Yeager of USAF made his final flight as an active duty Air Force pilot, flying YF-4E 65-0713 named  Glamorous Glennis.

10,131.6 flight hours were accumulated by him during his service. He retired a few days later 1 March 1975. after 12 222 days of service. 

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Feb 28th, 1994

On this day in history the first ever active combat in NATO's history took place southwest of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina when six Serbian Air Force light attack jets were engaged by USAF F-16C's of the 526th TFS. Captain Robert Gordon "Wilbur" Wright and Captain Stephen L. "Yogi" Allen immediately destroyed four aircraft between them with an additional aircraft later reported by the Serb's as destroyed after being hit by a missile explosion while trying to escape in low-level flight.

Feb 28th is also my daughter's birthday and indeed she was born in 1994 which is probably why I don't actually remember this air combat action.

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15 March 1967. The first Sikorsky HH-53B  66-14428 made its maiden flight at Stratford, Connecticut.

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17 minutes ago, yakarov79 said:

15 March 1967. The first Sikorsky HH-53B  66-14428 made its maiden flight at Stratford, Connecticut.

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I used to live the next town over. I had friends and family that worked at Sikorsky.every time i drove by you would see something cool out in the yard . funny thing is years latter i moved upstate and used to commute past Kaman helicopters too.

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21-25 April 1944.

On 21 April the first military helicopter combat rescue began with Lieutenant Carter Harman, 1st Air Commando Group, being ordered to proceed from Lalaghat, India with his Vought-Sikorsky YR-4B, 43-28247, 600 miles to Taro in northern Burma. After 24 hours trip and short rest, he attempted to rescue 4 survivors from crashed L-1A plane. He lifted wounded soldiers one at a time. The operation successfully ended on April 25. When Lt. Harman rescued the last remaining survivors.

For his actions, Lieutenant Carter Harman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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6th June 1944 (the 75th Anniversary this year), D-Day: Typhoons from 243 Canadian Wing on the prowl for German vehicles behind Sword Beach, towards Caen

 

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6 June 1944, D-Day: P-47Ds from the 52nd Fighter Group on an attack mission behind Utah Beach, towards Carentan:

 

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The medium bombers of the 8th Air Force join the invasion - B-26C Maruauders of the 386th Medium Bomb Group over Omaha Beach:

 

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18 July 1967.

For the first time U.S Air Force combat search and rescue helicopter, HH-3E Jolly Green refueled in flight from HC-130P Combat Shadow during an ongoing rescue mission in Southeast Asia.

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On Friday morning, 19 July 1957, a USAF F-89J serial number 53-2547 under Project Plumbbob, launched a Genie MB-1 unguided rocket at an altitude 18500 feet over NTS Area 10. After reaching  Mach 3 and traveling 4250 meters in 4.5 seconds its W-25 warhead was detonated by a signal from a ground station. The resulting explosive yield was 1.7 kilotons. MB-1 named Shot John was the first and only fired live, nuclear-armed, air to air anti-aircraft missile.

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real photo.

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Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Field Office.

 

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