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Photos from 1957 at RAF Station Brize Norton, England when the 380th Bomb Wing was on a 90 day TDY there.

TDY at Brize Norton 1957, Looks to be ready for preflight

Breaking ground, RAF Brize Norton 1957Water Alcohol Take-off

Inflight, good view of the vortex generators on top of the wing

Back on the ground
And here is the Crewchief, Wes Bender, 380th BW, 530th BS


This photo was sent in by Bob Silver, 321st BW McCoy AFB Fl.

Bob Silver, Navigator; Bill Clifton, CP, Carl Axtell, Pilot


Flight Line VierView of the Flight Line Parking Ramp – Sidi Slimane Air Base. MoroccoAlert FacilitiesAlert Quarters in Morocco – Thanks to Jerry Schwarzman

Tsgt Joe Davis, Ssgt Harold Payne and Tsgt Leslie Spence, NCOIC 19th BW Hyd Shop

Thanks to Harold Payne.

380th BW Crew with BG Gillen (center) Ssgt Bernier, Ssgt Carlson & A/2c Beadle

EB-47E 51-2135 Parked at Pima Air Museum.                                                                               

This EB-47E was launched to MASDC in Tucson by Jerry Hayman and Ralph Beadle. They sent 2135 to Tucson in December 1964, and it is the only B-47 still there. 

This photo was taken near the flight line at Zaragoza during reflex, February 1961. According to their Wing Commander, this crew flew the first perfect navigator flight check in the history of SAC.  L to R, Jack Motes AC, Lou Malucci Nav, and Jim Cooper C/P.


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A Final Flight

JE Diamond AFIt is with great sadness that we announce that Jim Diamond, the B-47 Association’s longtime Webmaster passed away on 3 July 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Jim, a retired Master Sergeant served his country and from the very early days of the B-47 Association served on its Board of Directors. He also served as the President of the 40th until his untimely death. In honor of his service the B-47 Association Board of Directors has made a contribution to the Strategic Air and Space Museum toward the refurbishment of their B-47 and a brick reading “MSGT JIM DIAMOND, 40BW C/CHIEF, B-47 ASSOC BOARD” will be placed in the memorial plaza at the museum.

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