55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

RB-47H down: when a Soviet MiG-19 downed a USAF Elint plane over the Barents Sea

RB-47H down: when a Soviet MiG-19 downed a USAF Elint plane over the Barents Sea

On the turn the MiG-19 broke away from the RB-47H before swinging back to attack with cannon fire. Two firing… Read More

6 years ago

55th WING RB-47 CO-PILOT SHOT DOWN AND IMPRISONED BY SOVIETS WILL BE BURIED IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Col. Bruce Olmstead was assigned to the 55th Wing when his RB-47B reconnaissance jet was shot down on July 1,… Read More

7 years ago