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Boeing WB-50D 'Superfortress'

Description
  Manufacturer:Boeing
  Base model:B-50
  Designation:WB-50
  Version:D
  Nickname:Superfortress
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
  Modified Mission:Weather reconnaissance

Specifications
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Recent comments by our visitors
 Merle D Haight
 Canton, PA
I was in the 56 WRS Yakota AB Japan 1962-1964. I was a Navigation/ Radar technician. Many great memories including TDY to Hawaii and multiple TDY's to Clark AB, Phillipines. Remembering our barracks # 333 and us being so welcome in Fussa they named a bar (333)in our honor. What a great assignment for my first in the AF, having the privilege of being mostly independent from the main base and not participating in most of their exercises and details. The result of that assignment cost me my fiancée and a life long regret for that result!
11/06/2014 @ 08:42 [ref: 68744]
 Merle D Haight
 Canton, PA
I was in the 56 WRS Yakota AB Japan 1962-1964. I was a Navigation/ Radar technician. Many great memories including TDY to Hawaii and multiple TDY's to Clark AB, Phillipines. Remembering our barracks # 333 and us being so welcome in Fussa they named a bar (333)in our honor. What a great assignment for my first in the AF, having the privilege of being mostly independent from the main base and not participating in most of their exercises and details. The result of that assignment cost me my fiancée and a life long regret for that result!
11/06/2014 @ 08:41 [ref: 68743]
 TJ HARRIS CMSGT RET
 CLEVELAND, AL
I WAS A CREW CHIEF ON A WB-50 AT KINDLEY AFB,BERMUDA FOR 3 YEARS GREAT ASSIGNMENT 53 WRS.
10/23/2014 @ 13:27 [ref: 68711]
 A2c George Ewing
 , OH
I was a reciprocating engine mechanic assigned to the 59th WRS at Kindley AFB, Bermuda from Aug 1958 to Feb 1961. For the last 6 months of my tour, I was crew chief on WB50 - 49-116. It was a very interesting period.
03/15/2014 @ 14:54 [ref: 68420]
 Robert L deems
 , MI
I was a reciprocating engine mechanic on WB-50 bombers at Yokota AFB Japan from July 1958-August 1960 I was in the 56th Weather Recon. squadron. I also belonged to the Yokota AFB aero club. I got my private pilots license in May 1959
01/01/2014 @ 02:53 [ref: 68272]
 Bud Foster
 Fort Walton Beach, FL
I was a ground crewman on WB-29 44-62089 and then worked in the WB-50 engine conditioning shop in the 59th WRS, Kindley AFB, Bermuda, from Dec 55 to Dec 57. The B-50 was easier to work on than the B-29. They also whole lot more comfortable for the aircrews. During the transition from 29s to 50s, my B-29 was mission backup to a B-50. When a maintenance problem scratched the B-50, the dropsonde operator, Earle Owen, complained, " Damn, now we have fly that old clunker." It was bad form to insult one's aircraft in those days. All in good fun, though.

08/21/2013 @ 10:04 [ref: 68026]
 Phil Hunter
 , FL
With the 56th at Yokota 1962-1964, engine mechanic--my first assignment in AF. Went TDY to Clark--changed the life of this Kentucky boy--spent 30 years AF thanks to the fine people that I met at Yokota.
07/27/2013 @ 11:45 [ref: 67977]
 Bob White
 , PA
I was in the 56Wrs at Yokota from 1963 to 1965 as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic..After long missions that included Typhoon Penetration we were kept busy repairing Exhaust manifolds and many fuel leaks..I often wondered how they didn't have more incidents of fires.When i flew on a WB -50 from Yokota to Clark AB Phillipines i remember it as a flight to remember
Typhoon Penetration is no joke ..the aircrews deserve recognition for bravery & dedication..
05/21/2013 @ 07:41 [ref: 67825]
 Harold Akers
 Danville, IN
I served at McClellan AFB in 1959-1962 as an Aircraft propeller repairman on the WB-50D Curtis Electric Props.And like Donald Schneider's comment above (ref.23625)I spent a lot time at Hickim AFB,and went to Christmas Island,I also went on missions to Libya,Washinton DC to name a few. While I did not fly the Aircraft, I did travel on it many times. The WB-50 Aircraft was a great Aircraft.I would love to see one flying again.
10/10/2012 @ 12:22 [ref: 67296]
 Eddie Jones
 Upper Marlboro, MD
I was an aircraft General mechanic stationed at yokota AFB WRS 1962--1964. Flew on many flight that took me into the Eye of the Typhoon. The nightmare during these flights will always be remembered. I always trusted the WB-50 because I repaired it.


11/18/2011 @ 13:08 [ref: 50333]

 

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