August 24, 1918 Maj. William R. Ream became the first flight surgeon to die in an aircraft accident at Chanute Field, Ill.
August 24, 1935 Brig. Gen. Frank M. Andrews set three world seaplane speed and payload records from Langley Field, Va., to Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y., and back in a Martin B-12A bomber with pontoon floats.
August 24, 1951 Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of Staff for the Air Force, disclosed the development of atomic tactical weapons for use against armies in the field.
August 24, 1957 First Douglas C-133 delivered to Dover AFB, Del.