Retired Lt. Col. Chase J. Nielsen died Friday at his home in Brigham City, Utah. Nielsen was one of the famed Doolittle Raiders, who flew a surprise air strike against the Japanese home islands in April 1942. Nielson was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Hyrum, Utah, graduated from Utah State University in 1939, enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a flying cadet, and received a commission as a second lieutenant in June 1941. He served as navigator on B-25 Crew #6, launching from the USS Hornet with 15 other B-25s in the raid led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle. After the war, Nielsen served in Strategic Air Command for 10 years, retiring in 1961, and worked for another 20 years as an industrial engineer at Hill AFB, Utah.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…