General Cool pics
Posted 16 May 2019 - 0721 AM
A B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed "Wise Guy," taxis into Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 14, 2019. The jet had been sitting at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona since 2008. It is being returned to service to replace a B-52 lost during takeoff in 2016.
Posted 28 May 2019 - 0715 AM
Is/was that for D-Day Pete as the C-130 has invasion stripes?
The caption from StrategyPage: "U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 86th Air Wing at Villafranca Air Base (3rd Wing) Italy, in preparation for airborne operations onto Juliet Drop Zone, Pordenone, Italy, May 21, 2019."
My guess is that the scheme is a D-Day homage, but the jump was a routine training drop.
Edited by shep854, 28 May 2019 - 0716 AM.