Boeing B-52F 'Stratofortress'

Notes: Upgraded B-52E with mew engines, wing structure modifications, and new pods.
  Base model:B-52
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber

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Known serial numbers
57-0030 / 57-0037, 57-0038 / 57-0052, 57-0053 / 57-0073, 57-0074 / 57-0094, 57-0139 / 57-0154, 57-0155 / 57-0183


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 Tom Losh
 University Place, WA
I worked on the B-52F models while I was in the 7 AEMS at Carswell AFB, TX in 1967-68. (I was a 402X0 in the Photo shop next to Bomb/Nav.)

I thoroughly enjoyed the '52, and was proud to work on them while in SAC.

I went from Carswell to Phu Cat AB, Viet Nam, where I worked mostly on F-4D and F-100 aircraft, and I missed being around the B-52s.

While it amazes me that the '52 has outlasted the planes that were intended to replace it, when the last B-1 or B-2 flies to Davis-Monthan to be retired, I fully expect a B-52 to be waiting to take the crew back home... :)

05/31/2008 @ 23:15 [ref: 21065]
 Brian Lockett
 , CA
Boeing B-52F Stratofortress 57-0038 is now on display at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42. It is the only B-52F on display. It was previously displayed at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds. It was transported to Palmdale by flatbed trucks.
04/01/2008 @ 10:39 [ref: 20311]
 Douglas Allen
 Yucaipa, CA
I entered the Air Force in Dec 1960, was stationed at Columbus AFB, Miss. June 1961 - Nov. 1963. Worked first for Msgt Billy R. Jones on 57-0155, then for Ssgt Smith on 57-0142. 142 was a high time aircraft, so she spent a lot more time on Alert than other aircraft, then when she did fly, she would come back with more write-ups then other aircraft because she had sat on alert so long. More resently I've had the pleasure of working on the B-52D 55-0679 at March Field Air Museum, Riverside, CA. 2003 - 2005 helping restore the cockpit and now I'm helping the Castle Air Museum, Atwater, CA. on their B-52D 56-012.

12/09/2007 @ 08:31 [ref: 18856]
 Ken Kimmons
 Chesapeake, VA
There was a B-52F assigned to the 68th BW(H) when I arrived at Seymour Johnson AFB,NC in 1974. It was only there a short time and then it was flown out. I don't know if it went to the boneyard or to another base.
09/17/2007 @ 15:21 [ref: 17946]
 Robert West
 Palmdale, CA
The B-52F, S/N 57-0038 [shown in Tim Grady's photo below] is now located at the Joe Davies Heritage Air Park, Palmdale, Ca.
It is laying in pieces in the far corner of the park like some 1/1 scale model. It is strange to see such a huge aircraft that way.
Robert West
Joe Davies Heritage Air Park
Palmdale, Ca.
08/27/2007 @ 10:03 [ref: 17772]
 Jim Clevenger
 , AR
431x1E, Carswell 65-68. Anderson Guam July-Dec, Third wiper and then assistant Crew Chief B-52F 70181 Lead the Fleet. Flew on one combat bombing mission over VN. Second in a three-ship cell at 28,000 feet. Flew through a thunderstorm on bomb run. AAA to 22,000 feet. returned to Carswell Dec 65. Crew Chief Tail Number 70056 until June 68. Awesome Aircraft.
05/16/2007 @ 12:31 [ref: 16498]
 Michael Warbritton, SMSgt (Ret)
 Garland, TX
Worked on F models while stationed at Carswell assigned to the 7th AEMS. AFSC was 30150 (Aircraft Radio). Spent a lot of time in the aft section where the ARC-65 HF radio was located. Best memory is when I had to trace interphone problem from tail gunner's position to forward junction box. BUFF was loaded with 2 nucs we used as a back rest while we made our way forward.

The good ole days.

01/17/2007 @ 08:00 [ref: 15207]
 Bob Fiegel
 , FL
Arrived Carswell in Feb 1964 as a one-striper and departed in 1966, when I went to Vietnam. I was in the Field Maintenance Instrument shop and remember well our deployments with the KC-135s to Kadena and of the B-52s to Andersen. I did both trips and came home just long enough to go to training before SEA.

Our Lead-The-Fleet Buff was tail number 181. How could I ever forget that one. It got more scrutiny that the Mona Lisa.

Retired 1993.
11/23/2006 @ 10:23 [ref: 14825]
 Mike Rafter
 Torrance Ca, CA
Worked with the B-52's at March AFB from 1964 to 1966 and at Ramey AFB from 1966 thur 1968. I still get tingles when I see one. Even just sitting there you can feel the power. I heard it will probably fly till past 2040.
03/13/2006 @ 12:53 [ref: 12787]
Hi I worked on the B-52 great ol Buff,

I had a metal paperweight thing that was a example of the B-52 alloy, it said Sample of 2024-T351 Aluminum Alloy from the Wing Skin of the B-52, well about 6 mos ago I went to visit a friend at Hawthorne Northrop Grumman plant and left it for 2 mins and came back and someone had stole it!

If you know anyone who might have one to buy, sell, trade please let me know! Thanks

I collect these from other aircraft as well, and might be interested,
WANTED Lucite / Acrylic/ Perspex Paperweights
WANTED Lucite / Acrylic/ Perspex Paperweights mainly aviation related....many may say they have a “First Chip” in example “ First Chip from the milling process of the YF-23” or F-16 or something like that, many are from planes, missiles etc…
Some examples. McDonnell Douglas C-17 Production Shaving Lucite Paperweight, First F-22 Production Chip Lucite in the shape of the state of Georgia, containing production chip / shaving any project! See link for photos

Another type are made from metals, materials & alloys used in the aircraft's manufacture they have “this is a example of the aluminum alloy used in making the B-52, they are about the size of a pack of cigarettes, see link to photos

REMEMBER-I pay a finders fee; please pass this around to anyone who may be able to help… Thanks from Charles!

To see the photo examples: copy and paste the web address below into your browser's web address bar:


01/24/2006 @ 01:31 [ref: 12271]


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