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I recently acquired 16 B&W photographs (3.5 x 5") of a military aircraft boneyard. I think this is at Davis-Monthan AFB.
Here are 3 of the photos. If you want to see more, ask.

 

Paul

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bunkerhillburning

Hi Paul.

 

Very interesting!  Would love to see the others.

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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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Davis-Monthan AFB was and still is a treasure trove of aviation history. My cousin was stationed there as a USAF SP. I visited him in 1996 and he was able to take me for a ride through the boneyard. I was an idiot not to bring a camera. Then again, I wasn’t expecting such a treat.  I vividly remember NASA’s Guppy sitting there. I believe Pima has her now. 
 

On another note, I felt sad at the fact that there was a yard just across the street where aircraft were being broken up for parts and scrap. I distinctly remember a C-119 being torn apart. 

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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 - so much history now vanished. I wish you had your camera, too!

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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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TheCrustyBosun

Pima Air and Space has grabbed a very large and nice selection of aircraft from the boneyard. 

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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bunkerhillburning

Good. Pima is one of the places I would so enjoy seeing.  No idea when I'll be able to do that.

 

What was your trip to the museum like?

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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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16 minutes ago, bunkerhillburning said:

Good. Pima is one of the places I would so enjoy seeing.  No idea when I'll be able to do that.

 

What was your trip to the museum like?

I never had the chance to visit the museum. I have seen photos from others who have visited and the google earth imagery shows and impressive collection outside. 

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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Lie so many historic sites " one of these days ".

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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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Good photos. They look like they are very detailed.

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Collector of military photographs, from the earliest to 1970. Especially WWII. From Signal Corps to unknown GI photos.
Also official photos from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force. Also a collector of Propaganda
Leaflets from earliest to Vietnam War. Also wanted: Japanese American Internment camp material.

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TheCrustyBosun

Believe it or not, a few of those B-57’s are still there.......... in the boneyard, not the museum. 

R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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B-57’s 

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R. Patterson

Boatswains Mate

USCG 1998-2010

“The Boatswain’s Mate and Coxswain is A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF THEM ALL.”- 1944 edition of the BM2c training course material. 
“They gave us an engine that first went up and down. With some more technology, the engine went around. We know of steam and diesel, but what’s a main yard for? A sailor ain’t a sailor, ain’t a sailor anymore!”- The Last Shanty

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Great photos. The first 3

Constellations the F6FHellcat

and the last looks like the T80 shooting star jet.

I love the Hellcat pic !!

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1 hour ago, Persian Gulf Command said:

I wonder if there is any change to be found in between the seat cushions?

 

Prob very little change... But I bet you could find trace of something else on those cushions !!!

lol lol  😁

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48 minutes ago, The Rooster said:

P

 

Prob very little change... But I bet you could find trace of something else on those cushions !!!

lol lol  😁

I know what you mean.  Long hours at the stick and the body need to void!



 

 

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