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Today in History – May 5, 1969 – F-100D # 56-3214 out of Lakenheath suffers engine failure, pilot ejects

5 May 1969 – A USAF North American F-100D-70-NA Super Sabre, #56-3214, one of two Super Sabres from the 452nd TFS/81st TFW out of RAF Lakenheath, was on a gunnery mission over Holbeach Range, Cambs., UK. The plane suffered engine failure, forcing pilot Capt. R.E. Riggs to eject. The jet fighter impacted into farmland, missing […]

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Today in History – May 4, 1969 – Capt. Michael Thomas Adams KIA after ejecting from F-100C #531741

4 May 1969 Capt. Michael T. Adams was born on March 28, 1946, and lived in Albuquerque, NM. He was a member of the New Mexico Air National Guard serving with the 188TH TAC FTR SQDN/31ST TAC FTR WING/7TH AF, United States Air Force. The squadron had been activated in January of 1968 and deployed

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Today in History – May 3, 1976 – Pan Am Boeing 747 sets around the world flight record

3 May 1976 – On 1 May 1976 Pan American World Airways’ Boeing 747SP–21 Clipper Liberty Bell, N533PA, departed New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, on a record-setting around the world flight which was completed on 3 May 1976. Under the command of Captain Walter H. Mullikan, the airline’s chief pilot, the flight crew

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