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#1 usaf70

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:58 AM

Couple questions concerning crew acronyms for the B-58 aircraft.

What does the REW column refer to and what is the difference between "Individuas Navs "

and those Navs listed in the columns on first pic?

Thanks for the assistance.

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#2 MWalsh

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:22 AM

In reading about the B-58, it appears that each crew of three pretty much stayed intact. I wonder if the individual title meant spare in that they were Navigators but not assigned to a specific crew.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

Any chance that was cut off and should say CREW?   Id agree the Individuals are probably back ups.



#4 Randy

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:30 AM

It should be crew number. All bomb and tanker crews in SAC were divided into crews and given a number. They tried to keep crews intact believing they worked better together with crew integrity. The letter denoted Select Crew in this case. Your individual navs were probably not yet assigned to a regular crew.

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

Thanks everyone. Education never stops.




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