Remarks: Between January and August 2004, a Royal Netherlands Air Force Fokker 60 deployment, based in Jordanian, operated for the United Nations. As a result special titles were added to two of the aircraft. The U-02 is seen here at his home base Eindhoven.
Remarks: The Bell X-1B was one of a series of rocket-powered experimental research airplanes designed for investigation of various problems associated with supersonic flight. First powered flight was on October 8, 1954. This airplane was transferred to the US Air Force Museum in january 1959.
Remarks: The A-26 is a WWII attack bomber used for bombing, ground straffing and rocket attacks. First flight was on July 1Oth, 1942. The A-26C on display was flown to the museum in September 1957. It appears in the colors and markings used during the Korean War by the 34th Bomb Squadron flying night intruder missions.
Remarks: The Flying Fortress is one of the most famous airplanes ever built. The aircraft served in every WWII combat zone, but is best known for daylight strategic bombing of German industrial targets. Production ended in May 1945 and totalled 12726. The aircraft in the museum - a B-17G - was assigned (in March 1944) to the 91st Bomb Group and based at Bassingbourn (UK). It was named "Shoo shoo shoo Baby" by its crew, after a popular song. It flew 24 combat missions during WWII, receiving flak damage seven times.
Remarks: The B-24D on display in the museum flew combat missions from North Africa in 1943-44 with the 512th Bomb squadron. In less than 9 months, this Liberator flew 59 combat missions, receiving damage from flak or enemy aircraft on at least 9 of them. The liberator had an excellent range, which made it particularly suited for long over-water missions (e.g. in the Pacific Theater).
Remarks: The UH-19B is a USAF version of the Sikorsky S-55, an aircraft used by all U.S. military services in the 1950s and 1960s. It was the first of the Sikorsky helicopters with enough cabin space and lifting ability to allow satisfactory operation in troop transport or rescue roles. The UH-19B on display is painted and marked as an H-19A known as "Hopalong", one of two H-19s to make the first trans-Atlantic helicopter flight, traveling during the summer of 1952 from Westover AFB, Massachusetts to Scotland in five stages.
Remarks: The aircraft on display was used by the "Thunderbirds" from 1964-1968. During that period, the team toured the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and nearly every state in the U.S. This F-100D was retired from service with the 114th Tactical Fighter Group, South Dakota ANG. It was restored by Thunderbird maintenance personnel to its original appearance as a team aircraft.