It’s an early weekday morning in 1960, and radar operators have detected a group of larger aircraft flying in formation … Continue reading The Missile’s Deadliest Kill
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. 22:50 HRS Local, May 12, Knob Noster, Missouri; Whiteman AFB: Hold short, Runway 1/19. … Continue reading Fiction: The B-2 Strikes on North Korea.
Before I get involved in this article, I would like to wish all of the Alert 5 readers out there … Continue reading A Heart to Heart with Hartmann
Every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has tracked the jolly old white-bearded fat man as … Continue reading Tracking Santa 2014
In 1952, a group of aircrew assigned to the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron out of Andersen Air Force Base in … Continue reading Operation Christmas Drop
It’s not difficult to come across the infamous moniker ‘The Red Baron’ when it comes to the world of military … Continue reading Searching for the Red Baron
By Tom Demerly for Alert 5. It is equipped with side stick controls like an F-16 Fighting Falcon. It uses … Continue reading 111 Years Ago Today: Man’s First Powered Flight.
The CF-188 Hornet has served the Canadian Forces for more than three decades as its primary (and only) frontline air defense … Continue reading CF-15SE “Silent Eagle”
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. 06:14, Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone (UTC-10:00), 7 December, 1941; 221 miles north of Oahu in … Continue reading 73 Years Ago Today: “Secret Operation Z”, The Air Strikes on Pearl Harbor.
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. 02:18 Local, 21 November, 1970. 23.27 Miles west of Hanoi, North Vietnam. Son Tay … Continue reading Successful Failure: The Son Tay Raid.