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Sept 30th 1951, , two Navy AD-1 Skyraiders left Naval Air Station Seattle for Mather Field in Sacramento. After encountering weather, and loss of communication, one US Navy VC-35 Douglas AD-1 Skyraider had gotten separated from the other, and lost situational...
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Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) obtained his pilot's license through the United States Army Air Corps-sponsored Civilian Pilot Training Program. He enlisted with the USAAC on December 18, 1941; then posted to Bellows Field, Oahu,...
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July 22nd 1966; was supposed to be just another day for Walter "Taffy” Holden at his base in Lyneham, an RAF station located a few miles northeast of Chippenham. Taffy, an engineer in command of No.33 Maintenance Unit of the...
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On the morning of July 6th, 2013;  Asiana Flight 214, a Boeing 777-200ER collided with a rocky seawall at San Francisco Airport, just short of its intended runway. During a live news broadcast, KTVU Channel 2 serving San Francisco, Oakland,...
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Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, (Born February 21st 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force fighter ace during the Second World War whom was credited with 22 aerial victories, four shared victories, six probables, one...
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