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Old 15th Jan 2013, 06:29
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Bingo.

nacluv has called OH.
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That's the famous B57 incident at Bien Hoa, Vietnam.
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Old 15th Jan 2013, 14:40
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Infamous might be better, LM



Bien Hoa Disaster

This prompted more raids into North Vietnam. The B-57 mission continued to increase to the point that it became an around-the-clock commitment. This forced the weapons storage facility to deliver ordnance well ahead of the frag orders. There were bombs stored underneath the wings of the B-57s. The ordnance consisted of 250, 500 and 750-pound general-purpose bombs. Many bombs were armed with time-delay fuses. They were set for 24, 36, 48, 72 and 144-hour delay. All fuses were anti-withdrawal. There were also 750 lb of napalm stored on the ramp.
The prepositioning of this ordnance was the basis for one of the 'worst disasters in Air Force history'. On May 16, 1965, while waiting to takeoff on a mission, a B-57B exploded on the ground at Bien Hoa, setting off a whole chain of secondary explosions. Five 50,000 gallon bladders of JP-4 jet fuel went up in smoke. When the explosions finally ceased, ten B-57s, one Navy F-8 Crusader and fifteen A-1Es were destroyed plus several ground support units. Twenty-seven men killed and over 100 were wounded.
Bien Hoa Air Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Thanks I42, but I'm going to have to call an OH on this one because I have nothing prepared.

Why don't you throw up another one.
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My aerodrome cupboard is bare

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OK, now got one.

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Harrowbeer, Nr Yelverton Devon me thinks. If correct, OH plse


I know it's Harrowbeer - I endeavoured to display a degree of humility and politeness...........Nice at least to have the correct answer formally 'confirmed' - after all, 'Manners maketh the Man'!!!

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Old 15th Jan 2013, 19:36
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As its open house

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dash7fan,

He said "If correct, OH plse"

I had not confirmed the answer so it wasn't OH.

However yours is Schwechat in Vienna when, I believe, it was an RAF base.
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Old 16th Jan 2013, 07:55
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LM, sorry.

It is RAF Vienna Schwechat 1954
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LM, sorry.
Don't worry or apologise mate - it's very easy to do.
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Here ye go....

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Ahh.....Llanbedr
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Ahh.....bingo.

Shot at a couple of Jindiviks (rather their flares) out of there in me time.

Your turn.
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Filmed a few rocket firings and bashed a few circuits. Seemed the standard thing for studes to do was from the right hand circuit to 18, they'd get confused half way round and roll out lined up on 16. Good times though.

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How about this one -

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NOT Europe, sounds like it is though.

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Southeastern US?
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Quite possibly
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