Flashcards in Airman heritage Deck (19):
The Statue of Liberty stands on Fort Wood, liberty island in NY. In 1907 what piece of land was this called
31 July 1961 who rose 14,000 ft in Hampton, VA to find out confederate strength was weaker then thought?
John La Mountain
Who earned $250 dollars from the War Department for balloon demonstrations?
1896, Ivan Baldwin and his wife built 14,000 cubic foot silk balloon named _____ that served in the Spanish-American war
The first air plane was flown at
Kitty Hawk, NC 1903 by the Wright brothers.
Who won a ballon race in 1906 winning the Gordon Bennett trophy?
Lt. Frank P. Lahm and Maj. Henry P. Hersey
2 July 1907 who were the first two enlisted men assigned to the Signal Corps Small Aeronautical Division?
Ward, Barrett reported to Leo Stevens balloon factory in NYC
First Army Enlisted Pilot
PFC Vernon Burge
First enlisted person to die in military aircraft
Cpl Frank Scott 28 Sept 1912
When was the first aero squadron activated
5 March 1913
18 July 1914 what bill established an aviation section increasing flight pay by 50%
US House Resolution 5304
Father was a precious Gerogia Slave Owner, African American Pilot to serve in WWI. Earned Croix De Guerre. "black swallow of death"
Which pilot sunk USS New Jersey and USS Virginia
Sam Nero in sept 1923
When was the German battleship Ostfriesland sunk?
21 July 1921
First person to test back pack style parachute
Sgt Ralph Bottriell
First CMSGT of the AF
Paul Airy, POW camp for 10 months during WWII
First woman in the AF
Ester Blake 8 July 1948
First airman killed in Iraqi freedom
SSgt. Scott Sather 8 April 03, combat controller