Today in History – April 23, 1968 and April 23, 1969 – 2 F-100 pilots crash, 1 is KIA, the other recovered

23 April 1968 –Major Amos Oliver Fox was assigned to Phan Rang AB. Fox was from Birmingham, AL and was serving with the 7th Air Force, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He had enlisted in the Air Force and entered through the Regular Military. He began his tour on July 23, 1967. …

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Today in History – April 21, 1964 – Military version of the C-130 finally takes flight

21 April 1964 – Almost 10 years after the first flight of the Lockheed YC-130 Hercules prototype, the commercial military version made it’s longest flight. The aircraft took off from Marietta, GA and flew 25 hours, 1 minute. The specs for the military transport plane were that it would have a capacity of 92 passengers, …

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