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NEWS | March 2, 2011

This week in Air Force history

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Feb. 27, 1943 - The Eighth Air Force sent B-17s and B-24s to attack the harbor and naval facilities at Brest, France.

Feb. 28, 1963 - The first Minuteman squadron, the 10th Strategic Missile Squadron, became operational at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.

March 1, 1937 - The 2nd Bombardment Group at Langley Field, Va., received the first YB-17A Flying Fortress.

March 2, 1987 - The first F-15E arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for flight testing.

March 3, 1986 - Tactical Air Command's first OT-37 Tweet replaced the Cessna O-2 aircraft at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

March 4, 1992 - Two B-52 Stratofortresses landed in Russia on a friendship mission to demonstrate the end of the Cold War.

March 5, 1965 - The U.S. Air Force's F-111 completed its first supersonic flight at Fort Worth, Texas.