Who was Steven L. Bennett?

Introduction Steven Logan Bennett (22 April 1946 to 29 June 1972) was a United States Air Force pilot who posthumously received the Medal of Honour for heroism during the Vietnam War on 08 August 1974. Medal of Honour Citation The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously toCAPTAIN… Read More

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What is the US Air Force Honour Guard?

Introduction The United States Air Force (USAF) Honour Guard is the official ceremonial unit of the United States Air Force and is assigned to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C. Background The Honour Guard’s primary mission is to represent the USAF at all public and official ceremonies within the National Capital Region and abroad when directed… Read More

What was the 1988 Remscheid A-10 Crash?

Introduction The 1988 Remscheid A-10 crash occurred on 08 December 1988, when an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jet of the United States Air Force crashed onto a residential area in the city of Remscheid, West Germany. The aircraft crashed into the upper floor of an apartment complex. In addition to the pilot, five people were… Read More

Who was Roger Donlon?

Introduction Roger Hugh Charles Donlon (born January 30, 1934) is a former United States Army officer. He is the first person to receive the Medal of Honour in the Vietnam War, as well as the first member of the United States Army Special Forces to be so honoured. Early Life and Education Donlon was born… Read More

Who was J.P. Guilford?

Introduction Joy Paul Guilford (07 March 1897 to 26 November 1987) was an American psychologist best remembered for his psychometric study of human intelligence, including the distinction between convergent and divergent production. Developing the views of L.L. Thurstone, Guilford rejected Charles Spearman’s view that intelligence could be characterized in a single numerical parameter. He proposed… Read More

Who was James P. Fleming?

Introduction James Phillip Fleming (born March 12, 1943) is a former United States Air Force pilot who served in the Vietnam War. Born in Sedalia, Missouri, he was awarded the Medal of Honour for rescuing a six-man MACV-SOG Recon Team, stranded between heavily defended enemy positions, near Đức Cơ, Vietnam in 1968. Early Life Born… Read More

What was the 1958 C-130 Shootdown Incident?

Introduction The 1958 C-130 shootdown incident was the shooting down of an American Lockheed C-130A-II-LM reconnaissance aircraft which had intruded into Soviet airspace during a reconnaissance mission along the Turkish-Armenian border. Incident On 02 September 1958, a Lockheed C-130A-II-LM (s/n 56-0528), from the 7406th Support Squadron, departed Incirlik Airbase in Turkey on a reconnaissance mission… Read More