Here's the first Planelopnik History Speed Round. I've been too busy the last few days to write much, so here are some quick mentions of events that warranted a full article, and some others that deserve notice.

March 12, 1967: The 2000th F-4 Phantom II rolls off the assembly line.

March 13, 1945: An Avro Lancaster B.Mk 1 of No. 617 Squadron RAF drops the first 22,000 lb (9,980 kg) Grand Slam bomb.

March 13, 1961: McDonnell delivers the last of 807 F-101 Voodoos to the Air Force.


March 14, 1927: Pan American Airways is formed to carry airmail on the Key West-Havana route.


March 14, 1947: First flight of the Lockheed L-749 Constellation.

March 15, 1972: NASA announces the Space Shuttle program.


March 15, 1967: First flight of the Sikorsky MH-53, SAR long-range version of the CH-53 A for the USAF.

March 16, 1926: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket near Auburn, Massachusetts.


March 17, 1937: Amelia Earhart flies a Lockheed Electra from Oakland, California, to Wheeler Field, Territory of Hawaii, on the first leg of an attempted circumnavigation of the globe.