- Aircraft assigned to the 371st Bombardment Squadron, 307th Bomb Group, 307th Bomb Wing at Kadena AB, Okinawa in March 1952.
- Flew 105 combat missions over North Korea carrying the name "It's Hawg Wild" before the Korean armistice agreement was signed in July 1953.
- Sent to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California as a target in November 1956.
- Donated to the Imperial War Museum by the US Navy in 1979.
- Recovered from China Lake on November 16, 1979 after being made flyable and flown to Tucson, Arizona for further restoration by Aero Services.
- On February 16, 1980, the aircraft was flown to Flint, Michigan.
- On March 2, 1980, the aircraft arrived at Duxford via Loring Air Force Base, Maine; Gander, Newfoundland; Sondestrom Fjord, Greenland; Keflavik, Iceland; and Mildenhall, UK.
- Severe corrosion was found in the bomb bay area requiring extensive repairs.
- Exterior was eventually repainted in its wartime color scheme and the aircraft was fully restored.
- On permanent indoor display at the American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England.
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