Historic Aviation Quiz: The USAF at 75 Edition

Question 1 of 10

Historic Quiz - September 15, 2022

On what date was the United States Air Force officially established?

September 18, 1947
January 1, 1946
December 25, 1939
April 1, 1918

Question 2 of 10

What was the name of the United States Air Force’s first jet ace?

Bob Hoover
James ‘Jabby’ Jabara 
Manuel J ‘Pete’ Fernandez
Francis S ‘Gabby’ Gabreski

Question 3 of 10

On what date did the United States Air Force introduce the North American F-86 Sabre into service?

February 15, 1949
October 12, 1950
January 31, 1963
September 1, 1945

Question 4 of 10

Historic Quiz - September 15, 2022 Entering the United States Air Force’s order of battle in June 1951, the Boeing B-47 was the was the country's first swept-wing multiengine bomber. But how many examples of the type were built – including prototypes?

1,102
1002
912
2,042

Question 5 of 10

What was Operation Vittles?

The USAF’s action during the Berlin Airlift
The USAF’s action during the Cuban Missile Crisis
The USAF’s action during Vietnam
The USAF’s action during the Mayaguez Incident

Question 6 of 10

Historic Quiz - September 15, 2022

The United States Air Force operated some 1,800 F-84F Thunderstreaks between 1952-1972 – but what nickname did its crews give it

‘Rhapsody in Glue’
‘Scrapper’
‘Heinneman's Hot Rod’
‘Ground Loving Whore’

Question 7 of 10

What was the name of the pilot who led Operation Bolo on January 2, 1967?

Robin Olds
Jeffrey Feinstein
Randall ‘Duke’ Cunningham
Charles Barbin DeBellevue

Question 8 of 10

What is the only aeroplane in USAF history to be removed from combat status due to high loss rates?

 

Convair F-106 Delta Dart
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Northrop F-89 Scorpion

Question 9 of 10

Historic Quiz - September 15, 2022

In what aeroplane was Korean War triple-jet-ace Joseph C McConnell killed while flying on August 25, 1954?

 

Boeing YB-52 Startofortress
North American F-86H Sabre
Douglas F3D Skynight
Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Question 10 of 10

On what date did the 27th Strategic Fighter Wing receive its first McDonnell F-101 Voodoo?

January 1, 1970
February 26, 1962
May 2, 1957
December 31, 1959

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