September 14, 1922 Maj. H. A. Strauss commanded the first transcontinental airship flight in the nonrigid C-2 from Langley Field, Va., to Foss Field, Calif.
September 14, 1939 Igor Sikorsky made the first successful helicopter flight. The first flight was made while the VS-300 was tethered to the ground.
September 14, 1944 Col. Floyd B. Wood, Maj Harry Wexler, and Lt. Frank Recford made the first flight into a hurricane to collect scientific data in a Douglas A-20.
September 14, 1951 Capt John S. Walmsley Jr, died while illuminating a North Korean supply train with his searchlight-equipped B-26 invader. After stopping the train with bombs, Capt Walmsley repeatedly passed over the train to guide other aircraft to the target. For his actions, he received the Medial of Honor.