Cold War

The last Greek RF-4E special color taking off from  Larissa airbase.  Photo by via The Aviationist)

“The End of the Film” – Hellenic Air Force RF-4E Phantom II Retirement

By Daniele Mattiuzzo Although, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is technically not a warbird yet, we at WarbirdsNews feel that almost anything related to the mighty smoking Rhino deserves coverage (Click HERE for previous articles), and we felt sure our readers would be interested in hearing about events last week in Larissa, Greece. The Hellenic Air Force stood down 348 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, their storied and[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 5 comments Cold War, Warbirds News
Final Farewell to USS Enterprise

Final Farewell to USS Enterprise

The US Navy will decommission the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier next week. The USS Enterprise played a major role in world events that included the Cuban Missile Crisis to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.The final goodbye ceremony will take place on 3 February at Newport News Shipbuilding. That’s the same shipyard where the carrier was built. In 1954,[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 5 comments Articles, Cold War
A U.S. Air Force Boeing RB-29A Superfortress (s/n 44-61727) from the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron over Korea.(Image via Wikipedia)

Learning About the past, Celebrating the Future

Team Minot Airmen gathered to celebrate the 68th birthday anniversary of the 91st Missile Wing, Nov. 9, 2016.  The 91st MW has had many different missions around the world and has through the United States. “The Army Air Corps activated the 91st Bombardment Group in April 1942,” said Justin Henderson, 91st Missile Wing Historian. The 91st BG began bombing missions[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Articles, Cold War, Interesting Facts
Guardians at Sunrise

Guardians at Sunrise

A New Jersey Air National Guard F-84F Thunderstreak static display aircraft sits on the grounds of the 108th Wing at sunrise on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 11, 2016. The 108th Wing flew the Thunderstreak from 1958 to 1962. A New Jersey Air National Guard F-105B Thunderchief static display aircraft sits on the grounds of the 108th Wing at sunrise[Read More…]

by January 15, 2016 1 comment Aviation Photography, Cold War
The USAF Strategic Air Command operated B-47 Stratojets (B-47s, EB-47s, RB-47s and YRB-47s) from 1951 through 1965.

Declassified: How Pentagon Planned to Nuke Soviet Union, China During the Cold War

From an original article of By Thomas Gibbons-Neff – Stripes.com In the event of a nuclear war, the Pentagon in 1956 penned a report that listed 1,200 cities and 1,100 airfields spread across eastern Europe, the Soviet Union and China that were prioritized for various levels of destruction, should the unthinkable happen. The goals were twofold: deny the former Communist[Read More…]

by December 28, 2015 0 comments Cold War, Jet News