The First Drone Strike – in 1944


Navy officer Delmar Fahrney was among the first visionaries to realize that remotely piloted aircraft could be used to deliver ordnance without putting soldiers at risk. Fahrney was instrumental in creating three Special Task Air Groups (STAGs) to deploy drones in the Pacific Theater. The program, started in 1942, used cheap-to-make and easy-to-fly twin-engine drones, […]

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