Aircraft Photo of 52-1496 / 21496 | Martin B-57B Canberra | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #202235
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:52-1496
Alternate Serial:21496
Military Code:BA-496
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin B-57B Canberra
C/n (msn):079
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:East SaleMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMES   IATA: -   Local: YMES   Other: -
 
Photo Date:1961
Photo by:Kurt Finger
Photo ID: 202235
Photo Comment

The photo was taken at RAAF East Sale in late 1961 or early 1962. It had a number of deployments in the early 1960s to RAAF East Sale with other B-57Bs as part of the USAF Crowflight deployments. Early 1962 it was back at East Sale in the same role of medium-level air sampling the filters were located in the special wingtip pods. Later in 1962, the USAF moved the Crowflight deployments to RAAF Laverton with Laverton hosting U-2s. The B-57Bs were stationed at the Avalon airfield. This aircraft sadly crashed after take-off from Laverton with the loss of both the crew on the 1962-09-17.

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