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Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.A, File AB-580924-01
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Aircraft B / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26d43cbd8-7cb8-4283-9a6b-bce46628af5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref7361

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker [Photos]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.A, File AB-580924-80
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Aircraft B / Boeing (Seattle, WA) (See also: Stearman)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2e95fa073-e4e8-402d-81af-a7576ba7fb69
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref7364

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker

Collection Creator:
Revista Aérea Latinoamericana  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Container:
Box 14, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Revista Aérea Collection Collection, Acc. 2003-0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Revista Aérea Collection
Revista Aérea Collection / Series A: Aircraft / A.1: Aircraft
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg294aa4c21-6b02-4bde-838b-cdf2771b8a5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0028-ref684

George Allison Linebacker II Photograph Collection

Topic:
Linebacker II: A View from the Rock
Creator:
Allison, George B., Lt. Col.  Search this
Names:
Allison, George B., Lt. Col.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic Feet ((8 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1972-1973
bulk December 1972
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 183 photographs gathered by Lt. Col. George B. Allison for his book Linebacker II: A View from the Rock. These photos (8x10," B&W) document the arrival, preparation (maintenance, refueling, bomb loading), takeoff and landing of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft at Andersen AFB. A small number of photographs also show the U-Tapao AB in Thailand. Other aircraft pictured in the collection are: the McDonnell Douglas F4 and Phantom II, the Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker, and the Republic F-105. Also included are photos of ground, maintenance, and flight crew members. Aerial photographs in the collection give views of the area around Hanoi, before and after bombing (including the "Hanoi Hilton" prison). In addition, there are photographs of maps of S.E. Asia showing targeted areas, South Vietnamese propaganda leaflets, and two "gag" photos of B-52s. Finally, there are seven photographs taken through an aircraft radarscope of an attack on a pair of B-52 bombers by a SAM.
Biographical / Historical:
Operation Linebacker II, the first strategic bombing attack by the U.S. after World War II, was the heaviest bombing campaign in history. Also known as the "Eleven-Day War," the attack set forth a continuous barrage of air raids that targeted various strategic points around Hanoi and Haiphong between December 18 and 29, 1972. Sites bombed included power plants, warehouses, and rail and ship yards. Surrounded by a defense of SAM-2 missile sites, the Hanoi and Haiphong areas were among the most heavily defended regions in the entire world at that time. The U.S. aircraft bomber employed during this attack was the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range heavy bomber. Departing from both Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and U-Tapao Air Base in Thailand, the bombers succeeded in destroying eighty percent of North Vietnam's electrical power production. Following the attacks, reconnaissance aircraft were dispatched to gather information on damage that had resulted from the mission. Lt. Col. George B. Allison is a master navigator with more than 4,200 hours flying time, some 2,100 of which were in the B-52. He has nine years crew experience in bombardment aircraft and seven years staff experience in planning and instructing SAC bombing and navigation operations. He flew 76 B-52D combat missions in Southeast Asia from both U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand, and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. More than one-half of these were as a crew radar navigator during the last three months of 1972. They included 20 missions against targets in North Vietnam, two of which were LINEBACKER II missions from Guam against Hanoi.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
George Allison, XXXX-0568
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations, American  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Family (Model 464)  Search this
McDonnell F-4 (F4H) Phantom II Family  Search this
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker  Search this
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Operation Linebacker II  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0568
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0568

Aviation Technical Manuals Collection [Varsogea]

Extent:
1.81 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Date:
bulk 1969-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 1.8 cubic feet of technical manuals collected by Captain Cornell Aurell Varsogea, USAF , on the following aircraft: Lockheed C-130 Hercules, McDonnell F-4 Phantom II, Martin (Glenn L.) B-57 Canberra Family, Republic F-105 Thunderchief, Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter, and Boeing KC-135.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Cornell Aurell Varsogea, USAF (1947-1985), was a navigator and weapon systems officer. Captain Varsogea was with the 17th Wild Weasel Squadron from 1972-1973, flying Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs in Vietnam; he was with the Roving Ravens, 467th where he flew Martin (Glen L.) EB-57 Canberras, he also flew Lockheed C-130 Hercules with the Reserve unit and from 1977 until his death in 1985 he flew McDonnell F-4 Phantoms with the 191st Fighter Interceptor Group of the Michigan Air National Guard.
Provenance:
Charles Varsogea, Gift, 2012
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Lockheed C-130 Hercules Family  Search this
McDonnell F-4 (F4H) Phantom II Family  Search this
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Family  Search this
Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter  Search this
Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker  Search this
Martin (Glenn L.) B-57 Canberra Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Aviation Technical Manuals Collection [Varsogea], Accession 2012-0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2012.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2916a2aaa-2cf3-41fc-a07b-0b5bded6cc25
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2012-0029

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