The Development of Strategic Air Command 1946 1986 the Fortieth Anniversary History

Operating out of RAF Sculthorpe , United Kingdom , were one B - 29 of the 9th Bomb Wing , Travis Air Force Base , California ; one B - 29 of the 301st Bomb Wing , Barksdale Air Force Base , Louisiana ; two B - 36s of the 7th and 11th ...

The Development of Strategic Air Command  1946 1986  the Fortieth Anniversary History


The Development of Strategic Air Command 1946 1981

Operating out of RAF Sculthorpe , United Kingdom , were one B - 29 of the 9th Bomb Wing , Travis Air Force Base , California ; one B - 29 of the 301st Bomb Wing , Barksdale Air Force Base , Louisiana ; two B - 36s of the 7th and 11th ...

The Development of Strategic Air Command  1946 1981


Always at War

Horace Wade served as commander of the 301st Bomb Wing stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and explained SAC's basing and refueling problem: “We had an air-to-air refueling capability before we built bases in Morocco and ...

Always at War

Always at War is the story of Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the early decades of the Cold War. More than a simple history, it describes how an organization dominated by experienced World War II airmen developed a unique culture that thrives to this day. Strategic Air Command was created because of the Air Force’s internal beliefs, but the organization evolved as it responded to the external environment created by the Cold War. In the aftermath of World War II and the creation of an independent air service, the Air Force formed SAC because of a belief in the military potential of strategic bombing centralized under one commander. As the Cold War intensified, so did SAC’s mission. In order to prepare SAC’s “warriors” to daily fight an enemy they did not see, as well as to handle the world’s most dangerous arsenal, the command, led by General Curtis LeMay, emphasized security, personal responsibility, and competition among the command. Its resources, political influence, and manning grew as did its “culture” until reaching its peak during the Cuban Missile Crisis. SAC became synonymous with the Cold War and its culture forever changed the Air Force as well as those who served.

Strategic Air Command

301st AIR REFUELING WING , HEAVY Malmstrom Air Force Base , Great Falls , Montana Fifteenth Air Force WHO FEARS MISSION ... The 301st Air Refueling Wing , is temporarily bestowed the lineage and honors of the 301st Bombardment Group .

Strategic Air Command


Congressional Record

Alexander de Seversky that Veterans ' Affairs , and that the interest Barksdale Air Force Base , Louisiana , to ... Veterans ' more of our bomber wings will make will serve the Russian propaganda maAdministration guaranteed loans not to ...

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Nebraska Warbird Survivors 2002

The U.S. Army Air Forces issued its first requirement for a jet bomber late in 1943. ... of this aircraft: May 1955 To 301st Bombardment (Medium) Wing (Strategic Air Command), Barksdale AFB, Louisiana October 1957 To Lockheed Aircraft, ...

Nebraska Warbird Survivors 2002

The purpose of this handbook is to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find the surviving retired military aircraft that are preserved in the state of Nebraska. The majority of the ¡°Nebraska Warbird Survivors¡± found in this book can be viewed at the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Omaha. Aircraft displayed include a Lockheed SR-71, B-52 Stratofortress, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Superfortress, B-36J Peacemaker, and the B-58 Hustler. Aircraft displayed as ¡°gate guardians¡± at Nebraska Air National Guard installations and in a number of cities throughout the state are also listed, including an RF-84 Thunderjet, a Corsair II, and an A-4 Skyhawk. The museum staffs and volunteer organizations in Nebraska have done a particularly good job of preserving the great variety of American combat veteran aircraft, illustrated here. Hopefully, as more aircraft are recovered from their crash sites and restored, traded or brought back from private owners, they too will be added to the record. The book lists the aircraft alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. This list is also appended with a brief summary of the aircraft presently on display within the state and a bit of its history in the US military.

Tuskegee Airman 4th Edition

As a part of the ongoing readjustment of units after wartime, Air Force leaders decided they no longer needed Smoky Hill Air Base. The 301st Bomb Wing at Smoky Hill was assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana! In preparation for the move ...

Tuskegee Airman  4th Edition

Colonel Charles E. McGee fought in World War II, in Korea and in Vietnam. He holds the record for the highest three-war total of fighter combat missions of any pilot in the U.S. Air Force history. His military service began as one of the Tuskegee Airmen in the 332nd, famed pioneers who fought racial prejudices to fly and fight for their country in World War II. They are the ones who achieved the unequaled record of not losing a single bomber under their escort to enemy fighters. COL McGee went on to serve in leadership and command positions in war and in peace flying fighter missions in Korea and Vietnam. In his remarkable military career, he earned the Legion of Merit with Cluster, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal (twenty-five times). He was also chosen to lead the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. into the 21st Century by serving two separate terms as its president. Stories in the media seldom portray African American men as heroes. In tribute to the many unheralded fathers, husbands, sons and brothers leading exemplary lives, COL (Chuck) McGee' inspiring story is now being told. Colonel McGee is the latest to be inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame for having flown 409 combat missions.

Air Force Fifty

One year later, the 1 1 1th moved to brand new facilities on the north end of the Willow Grove Naval Air Station. ... The unit evolved from the 301st Bombardment Group, which was established in January 1 942 and equipped with B- 1 7 ...

Air Force Fifty


A Review of Trouble Shooting Research

Immediately after graduation , four were attached to the 301st Bombardment Wing ( M ) and four to the 386th Bombardment Wing ( M ) , Barksdale Air Force Base , Louisiana . During the test period the airmen were rated by different ...

A Review of Trouble Shooting Research


Assembly

8332 CLASS OF 1928 mand from 1945 to 1946 , then became Chief of Staff , 20th Air Force , on Guam for a year . ... Bomb Wing at MacDill Air Force Base , Florida , and in 1951 as Commander of the 40th Air Division at Turner Air Force ...

Assembly


Boeing Magazine

STRATOJET SAFARI ** a Wing from Barksdale Air Force Base mands the chunk of Moroccan Louisiana , accompanied by their KCA ... They joined units of 3 province as " the forward base , the hop- other bomber wings , the 91st from Los a ping ...

Boeing Magazine


Florida Law Journal

Irving Peskoe 301st Bomb Wing Barksdale Air Force Base , Louisiana Leo Pollack 818 Hammond Bldg . Detroit , Mich . Beatrice M. Propp 39 Park St. Tupper Lake , N. Y. Captain Ralph Green Risley 2344 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans 13 , La .

Florida Law Journal


Sculthorpe Secrecy and Stealth

... Air Force Base in Georgia, one formation flying via Lagens in the Azores and the remainder via Keflavik in Iceland. Two squadrons of the 301st Bomb Group arrived from their base at Barksdale in Louisiana; the 352nd and 353rd Bomb ...

Sculthorpe Secrecy and Stealth

Set in the north Norfolk countryside, Sculthorpe was the hub of offensive operations until its closure in 1944 for upgrading as a base for heavy bombers, its runway ideal for US Strategic Air Command bombers like the B-29. By 1951, it was formally handed over to US control and became a prime front-line nuclear bomber base as well as a centre of intelligence gathering via secret surveillance flights over Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. There are many unanswered questions about the base during this period, not least regarding the ‘RAF Special Duties Flight’ which carried out two overflights of the Soviet Union in 1952 and 1954. After 1962, the airfield once again became a standby base used by the USAF, the RAF and the Army.

The Palm of Alpha Tau Omega

Louisiana BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE Glen A. Johnson , 1 / 1t . , 301st ARS , 301st Bomb Wing ( Denver ) LAKE CHARLES Morgan Buford Jr. , 1 / 1t . , USAF Plt . ( Wittenberg ) James B. Smith , pvt . , Co.

The Palm of Alpha Tau Omega

Vol. 57, no. 3 is a "Directory issue."

Building a Strategic Air Force 1945 1953

B - 48 : 239 B - 49 Flying Wing : 182–185 , 239,240 , 252-253 B - 50 : 55 , 97 , 103 , 104 , 106 , 109-111 ... 279 modification for atomic bomb : 130 , 132 , 171 nonstop flight around world : 255 , 266 Bergstrom Air Force Base , Texas ...

Building a Strategic Air Force  1945 1953


Fairchild C 82 Packet

97th Maintenance & Supply Group: Operating Base: Biggs AFB, Texas; C-82 Assignment: 44-22976 (49). 301st Air Base Group: Operating Base: Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; C-82 Assignment: 45-57794 (52). 306th Air Base Group: Operating Base: ...

Fairchild C 82 Packet

Originally designed as a cargo and paratroop transport during World War II, the Fairchild C-82 Packet is today mainly remembered for its starring role in the Hollywood film The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). Its ungainly appearance earned it the nickname “the flying boxcar” but the aircraft was the first to achieve practical end-loading and aerial delivery of cargoes. Its outsized capacity served the U.S. military’s needs for more than ten years—civilian operators flew it in remote locations like Alaska and South America for a further three decades. This book provides a comprehensive history of the C-82, detailing each of the 224 aircraft built, with technical diagrams, multiple appendices and more than 200 photos.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record


An Cosant ir

There are four Air Forces in the Command , the 2nd Air Force in Louisiana , the 8th in Texas and the 15th in ... The 301st Medium Bombardment Wing was flown from Barksdale Air Force Base to a forward base On January 31st last the U.S. ...

An Cosant  ir


Airman

In January , the 56th Fighter Wing at MacDill AFB , Fla . , becomes the 6th Air Base Wing ; and the 363rd Fighter Wing ... Louisiana : Transfer 10 KC - 10A aircraft from Barksdale AFB in late1994 and the other nine aircraft sometime in ...

Airman