DateOn This Date In Aviation HistoryInformation Source
1/28/1944Bomber Command Target: Berlin, 677 bomber raidThe Bomber War by Robin Neillands
1/28/1942Official birthday of the US Eighth Air Force.Wings Of Gold by Gerald Astor
1/28/1926Billy Mitchell resigns, effective February 1, from the Army.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
1/28/1999The USAF received its first six Lockheed C-130J Hercules.Wright To Fly, by Peter R. March
1/28/1942Eighth Air Force is activated at Savannah Army Air Base, Georgia. During the war the 'Mighty Eighth' will become America's strategic bombardment powerhouse and participate with the Royal Air Force during the Combined Bomber Offensive (CBO)U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
1/28/1944Eighth Air Force B-24s equipped with Gee-H blind bombing device strike V-weapon sites near Bonnieres, France. This is the first time Gee-H is used in combat.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
1/28/1945After several weeks of aerial attacks, Clark Field, one of the most important air bases in the Philippines, is retaken by US ground forces. Clark had fallen to the Japanese in January, 1942.U.S. Airforce - A Complete History by The Air Force Historical Foundation
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