Panoramio is closing. Learn how to back up your data.

Andersen Air Force Base, GUAM - Awesome B-52D Stratofortress Bomber, now ARC LIGHT MEMORIAL monument. This mighty machine has served the U.S.A. for several decades; so far, refuses to become obsolete. (Being dismantled & removed as of 3.23.2014 due to deterioration from climate conditions; will be replaced by silhouette)

Update 3.23.2014: I was very sad to learn that the ARC LIGHT MEMORIAL B-52D Stratofortress Bomber is being dismantled as I update this info. Deterioration caused by climate conditions has been cited as the the cause to dismantle the aircraft. I know nothing last forever, especially the actual servants, but it's sad nonetheless.

This B-52 Stratofortress Bomber now called the Arc Light Memorial has been in this location at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for more than 20 years. [I captured this shot during a visit to watch the Thunderbirds Air Show]. This bomber is one of the actual bombers that served the United States Armed Forces and South Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict (1960s/1970s). It is huge, formidable looking and is just an awesome sight. This aircraft is kept in excellent condition & is usually open to the public when AAFB features open houses. From speaking with military personnel assigned to Guam, this aircraft is regularly moved on several occasions for maintenance/upkeep. No matter how many times I pass by this mighty machine, I am awestruck by the sight of this servant.

Operation Arc Light began with the deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in 1965 from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support ground combat operations in Vietnam.

Now...Notice the massive size of this mighty machine against the building... :)

Show more
Show less

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 16, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Fita Sarmiento Rober…
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S9000
    • Taken on 2009/10/08 01:22:52
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/550)
    • Focal Length: 42.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash