September 21, 2017
In 1970 Hans and Frank made a trip to the U.K. albeit separately and visited several USAFE air bases and took a lot of pictures , most of them “near the landing lights”.
The pictures in this gallery are just a selection and some of them were certainly not easy to take!
March 12, 2015
A little info on this particular A/C.
611 was, during the Cuban missile crisis, converted to an EC-118B by installing a planeload of ECM electronic consoles and enough new external antennas to make it look like a porcupine.
Its home base was VR-1 at NAS PATUXENT RIVER, MD.
I flew in it many times, but never as the blockade config. That was left up to my good friend Hank Fenzau, the flight engineer and crew chief.
I recall that southern Maryland received a two day snow fall of around 26 inches and it was then that I recall 611 returned to PAXRIVER for a spell. Upon landing rollout 611 skidded and hit a pile of plowed snow and sheared off its nose gear.
I don’t recall if that ended 611’s flying days or it was repaired……sorry.
THUNDERSTREAKS of the K.Lu/ Royal Netherlands Air Force (in active service)
Best Hit Weapons Meet 1972, Larissa, Greece
AIRCRAFT WRECKS & RELICS (pictured 2011-today, excl. USA)
Tactical Weapons Meet 1976, Twente AB
Helicopter Rescue Meet 1972, Lee-on-Solent (UK)
Hahn Air Base (Germany) Armed Forces Day 1971
Spotting at RAF Fairford , U.K. July 1987 (International Air Tattoo)(revised & replaced)
September 12, 2017
WARBIRDS at the Zoersel/Malle Fly-in August 2017
August 21, 2017
Spotting at Leeuwarden (NL)
July 22, 2017
Base visit Bierset (B), May 1970
June 29, 2017
Base Visit Eindhoven , September 24th , 1966 (Super Sabres USAFE)
Aircraft-Carrier Visit USS Nimitz, August 16 – 17, 1976
June 28, 2017
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