October 19, 1928 An American six-man machine gun team parachuted from a six-plane formation.
October 19, 1935 Capt. Earl E. Gimmler of the U.S. Army Air Corps won the Mitchell Trophy Race at Selfridge Field, Mich. by flying 212.96 mph.
October 19, 1938 The Curtiss XP-40 Tomahawk first flew.
October 19, 1950 During the Korean War, Fifth Air Force fighters provided crucial air support to U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troops for the Battle of Hukkyori, some 10 miles south of Pyongyang. Afterwards, U.N. forces entered the North Korean capital.
Detachment 1 (Edwards AFB, Calif.) Mission: Lead agency for accomplishing Block 2 and 3 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Contact Information: (661) 275-2120
Detachment 2 (Eglin AFB, Fla.) Mission: To evaluate operational system(s) mission capability, effectiveness, and suitability for Air Force and multiservice users by conducting impartial and realistic operational evaluations and assessments. Contact Information: (850) 883-1089
Detachment 4 (Peterson AFB, Colo.) Mission: Operationally tests space, missile, and missile defense capabilities in the battlespace environment for the warfighter. Contact Information: (719) 556-5850
Detachment 5 (Edwards AFB, Calif.) Mission: To ensure warfighters and logisticians have the right tools for the job....Permitting them to effectively and safely accomplish their mission. Contact Information: (661) 277-3666
Detachment 6 (Nellis AFB, Nev.) Mission:To plan and conduct realistic, objective, and impartial operational test and evaluation of fighter aircraft. Contact Information:(702) 652-4325
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