Boeing B-52B 'Stratofortress'
|  Base model:||B-52|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1924-Present|
|  Basic role:||Bomber|
|1956/11 ||United States Air Force, ||Led by Lt. Col Marcus L. Hill Jr. Eight B-52B aircraft (four from the 93 Heavy Bombing Wing and four from the 42nd Heavy Bombing Wing) made a non-stop flight completely circling the U.S., Canada and the North.
The aircraft were in the air for 30 hours 30 minutes and covered 16,000 miles
|1957/01/18||United States Air Force, ||Operation Power Flight: Three B-52B aircraft of the 93rd Bobm Wing, led by Maj. Gen. Archie J. Olds, Jr., flew non-stop around the world from Castle AFB, CA. to March AFB, CA. covering 24,325 miles in 45 hours 19 min
Known serial numbers
|53-0373 / 53-0376, 53-0380 / 53-0387, 53-0388 / 53-0398
Recent comments by our visitors
| (SSgt) William K Mahikoa|
Honolulu, HI., HI
I served with the 22BW-Heavy from 1961 through 1966. 22FMS 42350 was my AFCS.
Really enjoyed my time working on these birds. Some of our birds were lost overseas with crews. May we always remember them and this great aircraft in which they flew into history.
10/13/2005 @ 20:58
| Frank A. Albanese|
El Paso, TX
An Aircraft listed in your text ( around the world flight ) B-52B 53-380 was shot down over New Mexico on April 7,1961.
An F-100 out of Kirkland AFB accidentally fired a sidewinder missile due to an electrical short circuit.
I was a maint. controller and was scheduled to get my four hours on that flight, however I had worked a sixteen hour shift the night before and my assistant made the flight.He managed somehow to get out, but suffered dearly.
We lost some fine crew members. God bless them where ever they may be.
I thought this might be an interesting addition to your wonderful web site, it was however, a sad ending for 53-380.
03/27/2002 @ 00:18
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