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68-10337 U-2 Query

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68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by slogen51 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:23 pm

Hi

At Mildenhall this morning a spotter ( I am sorry but I don't know your name which is poor of me as we have chatted before) told me that 68-10337 was at the 1982 Mildenhall airshow and showed me a rather nice picture of it parked by the now demolished hangar.

I have looked at the Scramble show reports for Mildenhall 82 and it is not on the list?

I still need 10337 and have been thinking of schelpping over to Fairford so I was some what taken aback by hearing it was at a Mildenhall show so I shouldn't need it?

Ta
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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by slogen51 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:26 pm

Just seen a picture of it at Mildenhall on 29/5/82

Time to dig out the logs and see what went wrong

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by Undertaker » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:39 pm

T'is in my log as well

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by dragonchaser » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:42 pm

Hi slogen, just checked my logs and I made 337 on that date, with a note ‘inside hangar’.

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by Dave Smith » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:45 pm

In my logs for that date as well.

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by graham luxton » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:01 pm

It was the last one to be detached to Det.4 - Mildenhall Jun'81 to Feb'83.

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by Londoneye » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:08 pm

You can just about see the reg on the tail of this scan. 29th May 1982
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ImageU-2R USAF 10337 a Mildenhall
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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by pg1610 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:16 pm

My log for the 1982 show is dated the 30th , I do not have 337 noted so maybe not outside on the Sunday ?. Thankfully i picked it up at Fairford last week

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by plmc135 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:44 pm

There is a picture on AB-PIC showing 68-10337 in exactly the same spot saying it was taken the next day 30th May.

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by Mike » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:51 pm

Probably pushed out of the hangar late morning after some of you had wandered around the static display and gone to find the Bud & burgers stalls! :thumb:

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by Macclad51 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:53 pm

Hi Mike, it was me you were talking to this morning st Mildenhall, I hope you sort out your loggings for the show and find the missing U2.

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by rh226 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:09 pm

This question has been raised before somewhere (can't remember where).

I seem to recall that the consensus of responses was that it was outside on Saturday 29th, but was back inside by the time the gates/fence re-opened on the Sunday.

Personally, I went on Sunday 30th and did not see it at all (not that I needed it then anyway) - and I was one of the first in.
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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by Knife 04 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:19 pm

Check out Keith’s post from 26th June - ‘Triggers Broom’

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=191415

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by rh226 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:25 pm

Precisely, Darren. Taken on the 29th (Saturday) according to the website.
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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by Macclad51 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:34 pm

On checking BAR, it states the U2 was on static Saturday only.

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by plmc135 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:28 pm

I can only refer you to the following picture and what the author has stated about when he took it.

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1350339

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by slogen51 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:08 pm

Thanks everyone

We went in on 30/5/82 so didn't see the U-2 - Typical! Definitely need to see it at Fairford now!
( On the 30/5 2 WR A-10 and 2 LN swingers did a flypast - not read off)

Weirdly we started traveling on 29/5 , logging 2 JO phantoms at Alconbury and a Jag coded 'H' so I assume we must of camped at the base on the Saturday night?

Incidentally at Leavesden on the way up was a B200/ C-12 which we wrote down as 76-10649??

Cheers for the help

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by Freeman Lowell » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:29 pm

Mike,
I logged 76-0164 on 16.5.82 at Leavesden. Could that be your 'frame? You might have climbed up the bank and have been looking through trees?
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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by rh226 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:32 pm

Hi Mike,

Your two WR A-10s were 80-0181 and 80-0207. We didn't manage the two LN F-111Fs, nor the AR RF-4C.

On 29th, we found 3x JO RF-4Cs at Alconbury (64-1026, 66-0470 and 68-0578) plus 3x CR F-15Cs (79-0020, 79-0024 and 79-0027) and the 226OCU Jag.

Didn't go via Leavesden, so can't help on your Be200/C-12.
Cheers, Bob

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Re: 68-10337 U-2 Query

Post by slogen51 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:42 pm

Brilliant

That has to be the C-12 doesn't it? Especially as I still need it!

Thanks
( It's great going back through old logs - we logged 26 Canberras at Whyton and 2 B-52 at Marham on 30/5 presumably after leaving the show)

Pretty sure Tony ( Wolf 51) would have been doing the driving

Edit - at Alconbury we saw 41026 and 60470 BUT we didn't see 68-0578 and I still need that! ( Although I may have seen it in DM Which I log separately) what a roller coaster!

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