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USAF in Europe, another selection #3

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USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by dollar99 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:30 am

As promised some H model BUFFs to start. I apologise for the quality of the EB-57 photo, we made several visits that week in the hope of catching them on the move but with no luck so this was the best i could do with a borrowed teleconverter too ;)

Imagerhino11_b52h_00024_mildenhall by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_b52h_00042_4_fairford by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_b52h_600020_1_fairford by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_b52h_jdam_2_fairford by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_eb57e_54240_woodbridge by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_ec135h+f111f_2_mildenhall by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_ef111a_66016_boscombe by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_ef111a_66055_heyford by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_ef111a_heyford by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_f111+ef111_1_upperheyford by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_f111d_68122_boscombe by Ian Powell, on Flickr
Imagerhino11_f111d_68144_boscombe by Ian Powell, on Flickr

More 'Varks in the next episode :cool: Enjoy :thumbs:
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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by DanBeeden » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:19 am

Lovely shots - especially the Varks and Ravens at the end. I spent a lot of time by the fence at UH with my Dad 1989-1993 so some fond memories evoked with your shots above.

Have you got any of the 42nd ECS Ravens when the whole Squadron was wearing noseart - I think it was mid-late 1987?

Thanks for posting

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by xkekeith » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:20 pm

In the days before the web, turning up at Bentwaters on a Sunday and unexpectedly finding a pan with EB-57’s ....... happy days!
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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by slogen51 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:50 pm

Great to see some swingers

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by matt e » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:00 pm

nice set,especially the F/EF 111`S

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by Punkrunner62 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:30 pm

The EB-57s, were they Vermont ANG? at Woodbridge? in 1979?, if so we missed them by 2 weeks, totally gutted.
Cheers.

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by Graf Zeppelin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:57 pm

Punkrunner62 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:30 pm
The EB-57s, were they Vermont ANG? at Woodbridge? in 1979?, if so we missed them by 2 weeks, totally gutted.
Cheers.
From memory they were from the 17th DSES based at Malmstrom AFB Montana

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by F3 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:19 pm

That EB- 57 is an epic catch regardless. Also liking the Cannon Varks.

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by dollar99 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:47 pm

Graf Zeppelin wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Punkrunner62 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:30 pm
The EB-57s, were they Vermont ANG? at Woodbridge? in 1979?, if so we missed them by 2 weeks, totally gutted.
Cheers.
From memory they were from the 17th DSES based at Malmstrom AFB Montana
Your memory serves you well :clap: These were June 1978 BTW ;)
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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by paddyboy » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:56 am

Hi Ian :P

:Wow:

Not only some swingers, but Spark Varks as well :Wow:

Thanks for posting :thumbs:

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by Punkrunner62 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:20 am

Thanks for the info, the year before then. If anyone has images of the Vermont ones please post them up, thanks.
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Post by graham luxton » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:30 am

Thought those EB-57E visits were great - some were on deployment to the UK while others staged through for exercises held in West Germany. Saw them at Upper Heyford, Alconbury, Bentwaters and Woodbridge.

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by PaulN » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:24 pm

DanBeeden wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:19 am
Lovely shots - especially the Varks and Ravens at the end. I spent a lot of time by the fence at UH with my Dad 1989-1993 so some fond memories evoked with your shots above.

Have you got any of the 42nd ECS Ravens when the whole Squadron was wearing noseart - I think it was mid-late 1987?

Thanks for posting
Nice stuff Ian , as I said a long time ago think you have my slide collection :lol: ...or do I have yours : :S :ninja:

Dan....due to my incompetence of getting scans on here totally :grr: up flikr and photobucket did work for a while :grr: I thought you may find these on my Pbase pages of interest, has the nose art on the EF-111A's you asked about plus a fe more Upper Heyford shots over the years

https://pbase.com/usnavypatchman/uph

Hope this is OK Ian....btw also saw EB-57E's at Mildenhall...they did get around back in the day

Cheers

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by dragonchaser » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:13 pm

Another super set, those Vark deployments to Boscombe were great back then, and the EB57E’s well words elude me! What wonderful days we had.

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by dollar99 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:00 pm

Paul glad you chipped in. I was never a great one for taking detail shots and although I have some shots from that year I always seemed to be on the wrong side! Plus around then i was doing lots of trips so competition for my limited film stocks was fierce, digital came 20 years too late :P
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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by PaulN » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:08 pm

dollar99 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Paul glad you chipped in. I was never a great one for taking detail shots and although I have some shots from that year I always seemed to be on the wrong side! Plus around then i was doing lots of trips so competition for my limited film stocks was fierce, digital came 20 years too late :P
Ian...know that feeling only too well !! Never seemed to have enough film , but at least we did get a lot of good stuff :thumb:

Paul

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Re: USAF in Europe, another selection #3

Post by Zac Hinchcliffe » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:28 am

Phenomenal! The EB- 57s are fantastic!

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