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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:32 am 
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Thanks for posting that stuff Mr. Bill!


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Here are two more pictures from my days with the Icelandic Defense Force. The F-102 is with the USAF interceptor squadron at Keflavik and the Super Connie is bringing in the beer from the USA. I hate to think what kind of damage a squadron of Bears would have done to this base with only 8-10 lawn darts to defend it. I guess that is why they sent us beer and no bullets.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:55 pm 
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A few more shots from Iceland 1963-4. While the RAF was using the Hastings for weather recon, not to be outdone the USAF sent a couple of WB-47Es to do their weather reconnaissance. Another type which passed through NAS Keflavik was the HU-16 used to monitor the ice flow and do SAR work. Again, I apologize for the marginal photography the camera was a Kodak Brownie.

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It's really interesting to see this photos. Thanks for sharing!

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It's rare to see a silver/grey USAF Albatross without the ARS yellow band.

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JDK wrote:
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What aircraft type is the RAF transport in the last photo?

Handley Page Hastings - pretty rare, two survive, one at IWM Duxford, one at (again!) RAF Cosford.



On a RAF transport thread on the "other" forum" I mentioned I was surprised that there were only two.
I was quickly corrected by someone who said there are four...the two you mentioned plus one in Germany and Newark (not New Jersey :) ) .

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Again, I apologize for the marginal photography the camera was a Kodak Brownie.


Stop apologizing, I for one and I can guarantee many others here are enjoying them immensely! :)
Thank you for sharing!


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I just ran across this site. I was a plane captain/crew chief on the C-47 J pictured on this thread. (150188) I flew in that aircraft from 1964-1965. Good aircraft. We used it to supply radar installations at Hofn and Langanes.
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