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Main article: B-52 Stratofortress

B-52G-130BW 59-2601
2601
Langley AFB, Hampton, Virginia

Boeing B-52 Survivors, highlights the history of many well known static displayed B-52s in the United States. A list is also provided of other Stratofortresses on display around the world; including location, model and serial numbers, brief history, nicknames/markings, and conditions.

Background

Source: USAF Fact Sheet

The B-52A first flew in 1954, and the B model entered service in 1955. A total of 744 B-52s were built with the last, a B-52H, delivered in October 1962. It served in the Strategic Air Command. Only the H model is still in the Air Force inventory and is assigned to Air Combat Command and the Air Force Reserve Command.

B-52 survivors

B-52A BO Boeing-Seattle

B-52B-5BO 52-005
Wings Over The Rockies Museum

  • B-52A-1BO c/n 16493 52-003, converted: NB-52A, ex-Air Force Flight Test Center, X-15 Launch Aircraft, " 0003 The High and the Mighty One ", Pima Air & Space Museum (PASM), Tucson, Arizona (D)

B-52B BO Boeing-Seattle

  • B-52B-5BO c/n 16495 52-005, accepted: 3 March 1955, ex-6515th Maintenance Group (Air Research & Development Command) - Edwards AFB, ex-93rd BW / 330th BS - Castle AFB, ex-3415th MSG (ATC) - Lowry AFB, ex-Lowry Technical Training Center, redesignated: GB-52D, soc: April 1982, " 005 ", Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum closed Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado (D) [1] (N39 43' 12.22" W104 53' 44.73")
  • B-52B-10BO c/n 16498 52-008, redesignated: RB-52B, assigned: NASA "008", converted: NB-52B, mothership: X-15, X-38, X-43A, soc: 17 December 2004 " 0008 ", Edwards AFB Museum, California (D) [2]
  • B-52B-10BO c/n 16503 52-013, redesignated: RB-52B, ex-AF Special Weapons Center, assigned: 21 May 1956 Operation Redwing (Cherokee) / TX-15-X1 Hydrogen Bomb test - Fred Island AFB, National Atomic Museum Albuquerque, NM (D) [3][4] [5] (N35 03' 02.21" W106 33' 03.22")
note: One of the few B-52's to have actually dropped a nuclear weapon.
  • B-52B-15BO c/n 16839 RB-52B 52-8711, redesignated: RB-52B, Strategic Air & Space Museum[6] Ashland, Nebraska (D) [7]

B-52B-10BO 52-008
0008
Edwards AFB Museum

  • B-52B-30BO c/n 16858 53-379, redesignated: RB-52D, Barrier test aircraft, Rogers Dry Lakebed, Mojave desert (W) (N34 49' 07.33" W117 51' 09.30")
  • B-52B-35BO c/n 16873 53-394, ex-Castle AFB, "Lucky Lady III", assigned: 16 January 1957 Operation Power Flight - (Pilot: Capt Charles W. Fink), ex-95th BW - Biggs AFB "City of El Paso", ex-USAFM, scrapped: 1985, " 0394 City of El Paso ", Walter Soplata collection, Newbury, OH (D) [8][9]
note: nose section only

B-52D BO Boeing-Seattle

  • B-52D-55BO c/n 17184 55-0068, History and Traditions Museum, Lackland AFB Texas (D) [10] (N29 23' 01.37" W98 38' 00.75")
  • B-52D-55BO c/n 17187 55-0071, " 0071 Calamity Jane ", USS Alabama (BB-60) Battleship Memorial Park[11] Mobile, Alabama (D) [12] (N30 40' 58.99" W88 00' 59.19")

B-52D-55BO 55-0068
0068
History & Traditions Museum

  • B-52D-55BO c/n 17199 55-0083, ex-7th BW, ex-??BW, participated: Linebacker II, Mig 21 Kill (Tail Gunner: A1C Albert E. Moore) (24 December 1972) , ex-96BW, Dyess AFB, Texas " 083 Diamond Lil ", USAF Academy Colorado (D) [13] (N39 01' 16.44" W104 51' 01.82")
  • B-52D-55BO c/n 17201 55-0085, ex-99th BW - Anderson AFB, ex-7th BW - Carswell AFB, Museum of Aviation(MoA) Robins AFB, GA (D)
  • B-52D-60BO c/n 17210 55-0094, accepted: 30 April 1957, Participated: Arclight, Kansas Aviation Museum[14] Wichita, Kansas
note: cockpit section only
  • B-52D-60BO c/n 17216 55-0100 lies abandoned on the island of Guam (W)

B-52D-65BO 55-0105
War Service Memorial

  • B-52D-70BO c/n 17268 56-585, Air Force Flight Test Center Museum Edwards AFB CA (D)
  • B-52D-70BO c/n 17269 56-586," 55-0100 ", Arc Light Memorial, Andersen AFB Guam (D)
  • B-52D-70BO c/n 17272 56-589, converted: GB-52D, Sheppard AFB Texas (D)
  • B-52D-80BO c/n 17295 56-612, ex-93rd BW - Castle AFB, Castle Air Museum, Atwater, California (D)
  • B-52D-80BO c/n 17312 56-629, accepted: October 1957, ex-4258SW - U-Tapao, " 0629 ", Eighth Air Force Museum, Barksdale AFB Louisiana (D) (N32 30' 54.61" W93 41' 03.05")

B-52D-80BO 56-612
0612
Castle AFB

B-52D BW Boeing-Wichita

  • B-52D-10BW c/n 464009 55-057, ex-7th BW, Maxwell AFB Alabama (D) [16]
  • B-52D-15BW c/n 464014 B-52D 55-062, accepted: February 1957, K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum[17] former K.I. Sawyer AFB Michigan
  • B-52D-25BW c/n 464026 55-677, ex-43rd BW - Anderson AFB, participated: Linebacker II, ex-96th BW - Dyess AFB, " 677 ", Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan (D) [19]
  • B-52D-25BW c/n 464026 55-679, accepted: 5 June 1957, ex-92nd BW - Ellsworth AFB, ex- 494th BW - Sheppard AFB, ex-509th BW - Pease AFB / Anderson AFB, ex-454th BW – March AFB, ex-22nd BW - Anderson AFB,, ex-99th BW – Anderson AFB / U-Tapao, ex-43rd SW - U-Tapao, ex-7th BW - Carswell AFB, ex-99th BW - Anderson AFB / U-Tapao, ex-22th BW – March AFB, ex- 43rd SW - Anderson AFB, participated: Linebacker II, ex-7th BW – Carswell AFB, ex- 22nd BW – March AFB, 175 combat missions, converted: GB-52D, SOC: 1992, " 679 " March Field Museum(MFM), Riverside, California (D)
  • B-52D-30BW c/n 464028 56-657, South Dakota Air & Space Museum Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota (D) (N44 07' 59.81" W103 04' 25.52")
  • B-52D-30BW c/n 464036 56-665, ex-97th BW, Blytheville AFB, National Museum of the United States Air Force Dayton, Ohio (D) [20]
  • B-52D-30BW c/n 464037 56-666, 8th Air Force Museum (D)
note: Verticle Fin only
  • B-52D-35BW c/n 464047 56-676, MiG Killer, Armed Forces & Aerospace Museum Fairchild AFB Washington
  • B-52D-40BW c/n 464054 56-683, Whiteman AFB Missouri (D)
  • B-52D-40BW c/n 464052 56-685, Dyess AFB Texas (D) (N32 25' 59.92" W99 48' 54.26")

B-52D-40BW 56-687
687
Orlando International Airport

  • B-52D-40BW c/n 464054 56-687, Orlando International Airport (Former McCoy AFB)- B-52 Memorial Park, Orlando, Florida (D) [21] (N28 26' 58.72" W81 18' 46.07")
  • B-52D-40BW c/n 464056 56-689, ex-28th BW, ex-7th BW - Carswell AFB, Imperial War Museum Duxford, Duxford, England
  • B-52D-40BW c/n 464059 56-692 Kelly Field Heritage Museum - Static display Kelley AFB Texas
  • B-52D-40BW c/n 464062 56-695 Static display Tinker AFB Oklahoma
  • B-52D-40BW c/n 464063 56-696 Travis Air Museum[22], "Twilight D'Lite" Travis AFB California

B-52E BW Boeing-Wichita

  • B-52E-55BW c/n 464109 57-119, " 0119 ", Rogers Dry Lake - Mojave desert (W) (N34 49' 09.75" W117 51' 06.70W)

B-52F BO Boeing-Seattle

  • B-52F-105BO c/n 17432 57-038, ex-Oklahoma City State Fairground, Being relocated to Palmdale Airpark, Palmdale, California [23]

B-52G BW Boeing-Wichita

  • B-52G-75BW 57-6468, Offutt AFB NE (D) (N41 08' 05.50" W95 55' 29.83")
  • B-52G-90BW c/n 464214 57-6509, ex-2nd BW, ex-801st BW(P) - Moron AB, " 6509 Nine O Nine II ", Eighth Air Force Museum (8AFM)Barksdale AFB Louisiana (D) [24] (N32 30' 56.38" W93 41' 05.49")
  • B-52G-95BW c/n 464226 58-0158 In storage behind Fairchild AFB museum.
note: nose section only
  • B-52G-95BW c/n 464251 58-0183, ex-2nd BW / 596th BS - Barksdale AFB, assigned: January 1991 Operation Secret Squirrel (Pilot: Capt: Alan Moe) soc: July 1991, " 0183 Valkyrie ", Pima Air & Space Museum (PASM), Tucson, Arizona (D)
  • B-52G-95BW c/n 464253 58-0185 Air Force Armament Museum Eglin AFB Florida
  • B-52G-100BW c/n 464259 58-0191, accepted: 16 October 1959, ex- 72nd BW - Ramey AFB, ex-456th BW - Beale AFB/ Anderson AB, ex-17th BW - Anderson AB/ Robins AFB, ex-2nd BG - Barksdale AFB, ex-320th BW - Mather AFB, ex-97th BW - Blytheville AFB/ Edwards AFB, ex-62nd BW - Fairchild AFB, ex-93rd BW - Castle AFB, ex-2nd BW - Barksdale AFB, ex-93rd BW - Castle AFB, soc: August 1991, " 0191 Bearin' Arms ", Hill Aerospace Museum (HAM) Hill AFB UT (D) [25]
  • B-52G-105BW c/n 464293 58-0225, ex-416th BW, " 0225 Mohawk Valley " Griffiss AFB Museum, " Mohawk Valley " Rome, New York (D)
  • B-52G-105BW c/n 464300 58-0232, soc: 3 April 1990, Offutt AFB Nebraska (D)
note: nose section only
  • B-52G-125BW c/n 464342 59-2577, soc: 12 November 1991, Heritage Center Grand Forks AFB North Dakota
note: nose section only
  • B-52G-125BW c/n 464347 59-2584 Museum of Flight Seattle, Washington
  • B-52G-130BW c/n 464364 59-2601, Langley AFB Virginia (D)

B-52H BW Boeing-Wichita

  • B-52H-135-BW c/n 464368 60-0003, ex-917th BW/ 93rd BS, Hangar 25 Museum, Big Spring, TX (D)
note: nose section only
  • B-52H-170BW c/n 464452 61-0025, Assigned: NASA " 025 ", Dryden Flight Research Center (F)

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