KC-135s Arriving for BALTOPS

06/08/2015
06/08/2015: KC-135R's from the 100th Aerial Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England arrive in Powidz, Poland during BALTOPS 2015. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Credit:65th Air Base Wing:6/5/15…

B-2s in the UK

06/08/2015
06/08/2015:B-2 Spirits land June 7, 2015 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, with both active duty and Air National Guard Airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participating in hot-pit refueling and an engine-running crew change.   These skills tests validate the vital importance RAF Fairford plays in projecting the…

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Flies From Germany This Time to Normandy!

07/08/2014
07/08/2014: In the first two photos, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain, known as Whiskey 7, flies over Germany, May 30, 2014.  The C-47 came to Ramstein for a week to participate in base activities with its legacy unit, the 37th Airlift Squadron, before returning to Normandy to recreate its role and…

Phase Three: The B-17 Celebration

07/03/2013
07/03/2013: After visiting one site which saw B-17 operations, namely the U-boat pens, we then visited the key target for the July 5, 1943 attack, namely the airfield and factory areas in support of German air operations against the United Kingdom. Nantes airport (formerly known as Aéroport Château Bougon)owes its…