August 30, 1945 Special Mission 75 ferried 39,928 occupation troops and 8,202 tons of supplies from a staging area in Okinawa to Japan. The mission used 259 C-54s and 360 B-24 bombers as cargo planes and associated aircraft.
August 30, 1950 An experimental B-29 flare mission lit the Han River near Seoul before dawn for a B-26 strike against an elusive enemy pontoon bridge. When it could not be found, the B-26s attacked the permanent bridge.
August 30, 1953 Tactical Air Command's Eighteenth Air Force transferred its last C-122 aircraft into storage.
August 30, 1955 The U.S. Air Force proved its worldwide ability to deploy fighters when a flight commander, who had breakfast near London took off with an F-84F Thunderstreak formation and reached Austin, Texas, in 10 hours, 48 minutes later in time for lunch with his family.
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