Today in History – July 13, 1968 – First FB-111A 67-0159 takes maiden flight

13 July 1968: The first production General Dynamics FB-111A supersonic strategic bomber successfully completed a 30-minute maiden flight at Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, Texas. The FB-111A differed from the F-111A fighter bomber with the substitution of a larger wing, originally designed for the F-111B, giving the bomber a 7 foot (2.134 meter) increase in wingspan. The landing …

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Today in History – July 12, 1967 – Capt Larry Charles Moore is KIA after F-100 #553549 crash

12 July 1967 Charles Larry Moore was born on April 7, 1940, and lived in Huntington, OR. He was declared “dead while missing” when his F-100D #553549 crashed after being hit by heavy 37mm AAA over SVN. He had enlisted in the Air Force and entered via Regular Military. Charles began his tour on June …

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