November 16, 1944 In the largest air and ground cooperation to date, more than 4,000 allied planes, with 750 fighter escorts, dropped over 10,000 tons of bombs in front of the 1st and 9th Armies to prepare for a ground attack.
November 16, 1956 The 98th Air Refueling Squadron at Lincoln AFB, Neb., received the last production KC-97, a G-model.
November 16, 1956 Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson transferred the northern part of Camp Cooke, Calif., from the Army to the U.S. Air Force to set up a training site for Thor, Atlas and Titan missiles.
November 16, 1959 At the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger, Jr. set three unofficial records by taking an open-gondola balloon to 76,400 feet. From there, he parachuted back to earth. This jump included a 64,000-foot free fall, the longest to date, that lasted two minutes, 58 seconds.