Gallery

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Gallery Pictures

         Fly-by of 2nd Bomb Wing B-47′s participating in General Twining’s retirement ceremony when he retired as Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff.

Some times it took some extra hands to close the heavy brake chute door

 A different perspective of an in-flight refueling

Top-off refueling, note the fire truck standing by. This would be a topping off the fuel load after engine runs or fuel load changes. Normal full refueling was done at the single point re-fueling pits.

Lined up in formation

Typical flight line view

Approach chute deployed and nearing touchdown.

Boom operator’s view of the inflight refueling

 

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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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