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Old 15-12-2017, 10:10 PM   #109
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Saturday Moon Waning Crescent - Visible: 5% Age: 27.54 days - 3 United States Air Force airmen, commander Captain Robert H. Hodgin (31), observer Captain Gordon M. Insley (32), and pilot 2nd Lt. Ronald L. Kurtz (22), disappeared when their B-47 failed to make contact with an aerial refueling tanker at 14,000 ft over the Mediterranean Sea..The 1956 B-47 disappearance occurred on 10 March over the Mediterranean Sea..In May 1945, the von Kármán mission of the Army Air Forces inspected the secret German aeronautics laboratory near Braunschweig.. He wired his home office: "Stop the bomber design", and changed the design of the B-47 wing..During the Cold War, Braunschweig, then part of West Germany, suffered economically due to its proximity to the Iron Curtain..An XB-47 was flown in the 1951 Operation Greenhouse nuclear weapons testing.."Reflex" missions proved the long-endurance (18 hours) and long range capability of the B-47 and aircrews.. These were "simulated strike missions against the then Soviet enemy"..The first RB-47H was delivered in August 1955 to Forbes AFB, Kansas.. The ELINT B-47s proved so valuable that they were put through a "Mod 44" or "Silver King" update program in 1961 to provide them with updated electronics systems..

MacDill Air Force Base Main Gate Entrance..

On 17 April 1962, the 15th Tactical Fighter Wing was activated at MacDill and assigned to Ninth Air Force..A Boeing B-47 Stratojet took off from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, in the United States for a non-stop flight to Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco and completed the first aerial refueling without incident..The base was designated as a TAL site for the Space Shuttle in July 1988, replacing the former TAL site at Casablanca..The base was deactivated in 2005, after supporting 83 shuttle missions..The base is home to an Escadre de Chasse (Fighter Wing), with 3 squadrons of F-16C/Ds: the "Falcon", "Spark", and "Viper" squadrons..


Never Say Goodbye 1956 - Trailer..

After descending through solid cloud to begin the second refueling, at 14,000 feet (4,300 m), B-47E serial number 52-534, failed to make contact with its tanker..The unarmed aircraft was carrying 2 different capsules of nuclear weapons material in carrying cases; a nuclear detonation was not possible..Dr. Mike Parker departs California to speak at a conference in New York..A widower, he and daughter Suzy have a deal with each other to never actually say goodbye.. She remains behind with Miss Tucker, her governess..Having a drink after the conference, a caricature artist, Victor, comes to Mike's table along with a woman who plays piano at the knightclub, Dorian Kent..

On 10 March 1956 Peter Twiss became the first person in the world to exceed 1000mph in level flight, when he piloted the Fairey Delta II aircraft to 1132 mph..He appeared in the James Bond film, From Russia With Love, piloting a speed boat, and in Sink the Bismarck! in which he flew a Fairey Swordfish -Myricks was born in Clinton, Mississippi - Rioting and demonstrations have broken out in the crown colony of Cyprus after yesterday's deportation by the British authorities of the head of the island's Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Makarios..Reports say 2 British soldiers have been seriously injured when a bomb was thrown at their patrol, and a bomb was hurled at the police station in Ktima..British security forces have searched the archbishop's residence and say they have found one petrol bomb and 10 similar bombs..Since last year, EOKA has carried out a number of bomb attacks on the island - Robert Llewellyn(born in Northampton) is a British actor, best known as the mechanoid Kryten in the hit TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf... the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction..The time!..The time!.Who's got the time?..Girls!..We shall sing Golden Boy..That's about all of us..Painting the roses red..Don't tell the Queen what you have seen or say that's what we said, but we're painting the roses red..Yes..We're painting the red...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite - Get set for Ecky thump..I still shudder when I think about the warrior who came up behind me, and the thwacking he gave me with his pork sword...

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