About Jim Diamond

USAF Msgt (Ret) Former Crew Chief on B-47Es

The B-47 Assn Internet Site

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For The Latest Updates To This Site See:……………

Mar 20 2014 Added a new page [B-47 Losses]

Feb 26 2014 Added latest Newsletter  [Newsletters]

Jan 29 2014 Added a new page [Book Reviews]

Sep 22, 2013 Added a new page “[Coffee Meetings]“

Jan 23, 2013 Added new page ["Ft Walton Reunion 2014"]

 The B-47 Strat-O-Jet Association was formed in 1996 to preserve the legacy of the Boeing B-47 and to honor the men who flew and maintained it throughout the darkest days of the Cold War. During the 1950s and early 1960s the B-47 played a vital role as a mainstay of the United States nuclear deterrent forces.  The B-47s and their crews stood on nuclear alert during the Cold War, prepared to strike the Soviet Union and its client states with only a few minutes warning. B-47 Stratojets eventually equipped twenty-eight of Strategic Air Command’s medium bombardment wings and also flew vital strategic reconnaissance missions.

The swept-wing, multi-jet engine design of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber provided a model for commercial jet airliners from the time of its introduction in the late 1940s through the 1960s.  Commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 707, the Boeing 747 and the Douglas DC-8 owe their aerodynamic profiles to this Cold War bomber.

Soon after forming the Association, we decided to make an Internet Presence and became the B-47.Com to allow our membership a means of fellowship connection as well to inform the Internet community and general public of our place in history while proudly serving our nation during the Cold War.

To Navigate through this Internet Site use the page options listed below the picture that appears at the top or side of each page. To see other options and links click on the ‘Front Page’ or other links throughout this site. I use Adobe PDF Files extensively on this Site. I suggest you might consider updating your Adobe Reader, or If you need the Adobe Reader get it here free. –>  Adobe Reader

Jim Diamond is currently maintaining this site. Please direct any suggestions, comments, or questions on or about this site please post a comment on the site or e-mail me at:  imjackd@gmail.com 

 

The B-47 STRATOJET ASSOCIATION   Feb 21, 2002
has an exempt status under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501 (C) (3).
Anyone desiring any information on the B-47 STRATOJET ASSOCIATION about the above exempt status should contact:

Dick Curran, Secretary/Treasurer
219 Charles Court
Dandridge, TN 37725-3333                                                                                              Home Phone Number (865) 940 1020