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217. Joe Semick - 2008-08-21 03:33:09 I just stumbled across this site.What a great Aircraft the hustler was.I was assigned to the 379Bomb Group Wurtsmith AFB.I served in the Field Maint.Sq.Electric Shop.Although I worked on the B-52 the B-58 Hustler was a favorite of mine.There was one on static display at Chanute AFB.I took many pictures of it.What an awesome plane.I only wish I had the privilege of working on one. I hope to join the Association shortly. 216. Harold G. Cutler - 2008-08-20 20:15:24 I flew as a navigator on the B-58, from 1965 to 1969. A fantastic airplane, years ahead of any other airplane. Unfortantly the Generals and engineers were years behind in using it. The design of the plane and its avionics were designed by some very smart engineers and extremely capable and accurate in its mission capablilities.
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The one problem which contributed to its demise was the air conditioning and whoever put the nose wheel gear door on caused a fatal crack on the longitudinal strut. SAC refused to develope a terminally guided bomb, which, as we now know would have made the B-58 the ultimate machine. 215. Loren E. Bartley - 2008-08-17 13:17:47 I was stationed at Little Rock AFB from early ’66 to the summer of ’69. Having flown the B-47 out of Pease AFB for six years, transitioning to the B-58 was really a thrill. Later, being selected as a "Main line crew"(low leverl recon) was even more exciting. What a machine, well ahead of its time. 214. Patrick J. Conklin - 2008-08-16 06:40:12 Great Site! The B-58 was in my youth (in TV reruns in the movie "Fail-Safe") and now still my favorite plane! Go to sonicbomb or miltary.com they’re running a great video to some excellent music with the B-58 leading off with John Denvers dad in the hotseat and ending with Jimmy Stewart there as well. Would like to know where I can download B-58 wallpaper and better still screensavers of the plane. Again GREAT site! It’s amazing how we can serve in opposite enviroments and sometimes want to experience what the other guy is doing. Spent my career under the sea (and loved it.) but it sure would’ve been neat to fly that bird! Thanks and my best to you Cold War Air Jocks from a Cold War Bubblehead. Pat Conklin USN Ret. 213. Thomas Leonard Berry - 2008-07-14 13:53:32 Great site; it was attached to BJ Brown’s with others. It will be a pleasure wading through all that material. My dad was in the 305th--William Lee Berry, and although I clearly remember his last night in Bunker Hill, I was so young when he passed. Thank you. Thomas L. Berry, born July 24, 1956 212. Ben Voiles - 2008-06-15 06:57:00 Hi, great site. My interest in the B58 started in 1962 when I was eight years old. I grew up in Greensburg Indiana and one night I was carrying a TV set downstairs when we were hit by the loudest sonic boom I have ever heard. It broke windows and startled me so much that I dropped the TV. About an hour later an uncle of mine called and said a bomber at crashed in Butlerville which was probably 25 miles away in a straight line. At the time everybody said it was a B52. Two years later we moved to Butlerville and it was still big news. And I heard stories about it for many years. Some people had parts they said were from the plane, I don’t know if
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