B-52D Stratofortress "Calamity Jane", Mobile, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 30° 40.983 W 088° 00.987
16R E 402641 N 3394917
Quick Description: This aircraft is on display at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 3:49:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM5GN3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 59

Long Description:
Copied from the plaque:


"B-52D Stratofortress
Plans for the B-52 began as early as 1945, but the firest flight of a B-52D was not until June 4, 1956. The operational life of the B-52 spans the period from 1957 to present and included the most critical phase of the war in Vietnam.

The aircraft you see here was amoung 170 B-52Ds manufactured by Boeing Airplane Company, and was equipped exclusively for long-range bombing missions. "Calamity Jane", as she is called, has been demilitarized, but remains in the high camouflage used during Vietnam operations. "

Serial Number: USAF 5500071

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Type of Aircraft: (make/model): B-52D Stratofortress

Tail Number: (S/N): 5500071

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

inside / outside: outside

Other Information::
A wealth of additional information can be found by searching the internet for "B52 Calamity Jane" or "B52-D aircraft".


Access restrictions:
you will have to pay a $2.00 parking fee, but you do not have to take the Alabama tour. Hint, GO Anyway!!!


Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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