shit .FUNK americans
anonymous_stone is a BLITHERING IGNORAMOUS. I WAS STATIONED THERE IN 82-83. ITS THERE. ITS THE MEMORIAL TO THE ARCLIGHT MISSIONS IN THE VEITNAM DAYS. MAY GOD BLESS ALL THOSE WHO HAVE, WHO WILL SERVE IN THE U.S. MILIATRY.
Same here mikeh0128 I was there in 79-80. You are exactly right on the arclight memorial.
Looks like a B-52C model to me,(although it could be a D) with its signature 40' Tail. Flew 16 missions over Vietnam as an EWO in one. We were an Augmentee Wing for 56 days from Westover AFB, MA in early 1966, in preparation to return as the Resident Wing the following year for 1 1/2 years. Had no 1965 New Years Eve since we departed Hickham AFB on the 31Dec65 and crossed the International Dateline before midnight! Lost one of my EWO instructors from Mather AFB, CA and our fine Resident Wing Commander who was on his last mission before his re-assignment to Washington where he most likely would have receive another star. Both were the result of mid-air collisions! Some things you never forget! God Bless All Our Troops!
That is a "D model." I was there 71-73 and there wasn't models older than the "Ds.' They were modifying the "D" for the last time in the hangar next us. I thought the "D" was the best of the lot for bombing.
To all those that don't like the USA, don't take our MONEY!
what i said ,what i mean was not pointed to those americans who likes peace and life.
weapon orders to kill man,strong sometimes means Hegemony. that is what i want to say,just like i was not say "fuck " based on McDonald's photograph in Washington.
This is a "D" model, as was noted by sammysea42. The static display is known as the "Arc Light Memorial" and is a retired B-52D that was used in the Arc Light bombings. "Old 100" is also featured in a well-known photograph of it dropping conventional bombs from underwing hardpoints as well as the bomb bay. During the final B-52 strikes a number of B-52G models also participated, but did not have the bomb capacity of the "D". I was stationed at Andersen 1974-75.
served there from Nov. 1965 to may 1967, as a pcs member of the 3rd MMS under col. O.J. Sundstrom. At that time there was a large sign over the terminal that said "Gusm is good byu order of base commander". After we ran out of WW11 1,000 lb. bombs the B-52 was reconfigured to carry 84 500 pounders internal plus 24 750 pounders external. for a short period of time they could carry the blu253 antipersonal bomblet, but they were unable to penetrate the canopy and was discontinued. I also supported then at Utapoa RTNB in Thialand from May of 68 to may of 69. A lot of long hours at both places, but still managed to enjoy both places.
My dad was stationed on Guam SAC HQ, frm 1968-71 and 1975-77. Typhoon Pamela tore that aircraft up so, 30+ yrs later I'm inclined to say that it's def. not the original Arc Light B-52 bmbr that was there both times that we were there!!
6/23/2007 11:53:40 PM & 4/19/2008 10:29:31 AM these are two current out of several other photos that I found that verify that the, "Arc Light Memorial" is Still sitting there near the main gate and flight line!!
While stationed at Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado (now decommissioned) in the early Spring of 1966 , I was privileged to witness the landing of TWO of these huge aircraft. I was at the end of the main runway, just inside of the perimeter fence and it looked like they were going to hit me, they cleared the fence by less than 20 feet. As soon as the first aircraft touched down, they blew off the tail cone and out popped 3 huge, Golden parachutes. The second aircraft repeated this scene just a minute later - what an absolutely awesome sight to behold, one that I will NEVER forget, I just wish I'd had a camera with me.
GOD BLESS ALL OUR TROOPS, PAST AND PRESENT !
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