August 18 marks the 75th anniversary of the death of the last American service member killed in combat in World War II.
Sickmann was one of 52 hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran who endured 444 days of captivity in 1979–81
More than 100 years ago, Samuel Langley's team of specialists from the Smithsonian Institution proved to a small group of astonished observers that powered flight was possible. But they still had to prove that their Aerodrome could safely carry a man into the sky.
Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea.