From AFJ’s archive: November 1987
Editor’s note: Non-ship geeks may best recall Adm. Joseph “Mike” Metcalf III as the guy who in October 1983 “was given less than two days to plan …
From the archive: November 20, 1948
Five Air Force radio-controlled “drone” B-17s, the Flying Fortress of World War II, will be crash landed in the waters of …
Seven score and 10 years ago, President Lincoln dedicated the graveyard at Gettysburg, Pa., with a few words of immeasurable influence. (Reread it here; listen to it read and animated here.)
From the archive: September 1982
Editor’s note: If this wasn’t the first time the sentiment had been expressed, it certainly wasn’t the last.
Missing at Farnborough …
From the archive: November 6, 1948
Editor’s note: Jack Northrop, who had founded his eponymous company in 1939, would go on to purchase an early manufacturer of drones in 1952.
Future Air …
From the archive: November 3, 1962
Editor’s note: Here’s how AFJ reacted to the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis, 13 October days when the world lived on a knife’s edge.
From the archive: October 1979
Editor’s note: The “change in Iranian government” mentioned below was, of course, the Ruhollah Khomeini-led revolution that ejected the U.S.-backed Shah Reza Pahlavi.
From the archive: October 26, 1957
The Armed Forces are on the threshold of a new era in artillery firepower. Dual-purpose missiles with atomic warheads make possible the use …
From the archive: October 17, 1964
There are many in the Navy and Marine Corps who were happy to learn, from Admiral David L. McDonald’s …
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