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A-26C "Versatile Lady", 13th [edited]Korea, 1951

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hawkeyededic #1 Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

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A/B-26C "Versatile Lady", 13th Bombardment Squadron (Light-Night Intruders) "The Devil's Own Grim Reapers", Kunsan Air Base, Korea, 1951



The 13 [edited]is one of the oldest units in the United States Air Force, first being organized as the 13th Aero Squadron on 14 June 1917 at Kelly Field, Texas. The squadron deployed to France and fought on the Western Front during World War I as a pursuit squadron. The unit was demobilized after the war in 1919. On 16 October 1936, the squadron was consolidated with the 104th Aero Squadron, which was organized on 25 August 1917, another AEF combat squadron on the Western Front. Re-organized in 1921 as part of the permanent United States Army Air Service, the squadron became part of Fifth Air Force in the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) of World War II flying B-25 Mitchell medium bombers.


When North Korea invaded the south in 1950, the squadron conducted night interdiction missions and daylight raids on enemy troops and supply lines. Starting on 25 June 1951, the squadron was redesignated the 13th Bombardment Squadron (Light-Night Intruders) to reflect the unit’s "Hoot Owl" night missions. Following the end of the Korean War, the 13th remained forward deployed to Kunsan Air Base, Korea until ordered to Johnson Air Base, Japan, in 1954 to begin conversion to the B-57. On 1 October 1955, the unit was redesigned the 13th Bombardment Squadron Tactical.

During the Vietnam War the Reapers took part in numerous campaigns flying the Canberra, a light twin engine jet bomber, and with the upgraded B-57G model was one of the first units to fly with a targeting pod, which was used to release some of the first ever laser guided munitions.


Today the 13th Bomb Squadron (13 [edited]) is assigned to the 509th Operations Group, Air Force Global Strike Command, stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri and is equipped with the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber


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lunber54 #2 Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:18 PM

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Beautiful skin Hawkeye, this is awesome. 

Edited by lunber54, 25 May 2018 - 08:18 PM.

Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #3 Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:22 PM


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very nice hawkeye

the noseart looks like a curvaceous Harley Quinn ...

just the way I would'a made her on my canvas


edit:... I guess the filter doesn't like the acronym for:

Bombardment Squadron... or, Bee Ess

Edited by Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo, 25 May 2018 - 09:28 PM.

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.

ComradeZ #4 Posted 29 May 2018 - 02:09 AM

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I had no idea that B-26 is the same as the B-57.


Marjammer #5 Posted 26 June 2018 - 05:07 AM

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It would be nice if they would classify this an Attacker instead of a bomber.

trikke #6 Posted 08 July 2018 - 02:15 PM


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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 25 May 2018 - 05:22 PM, said:

the noseart looks like a curvaceous Harley Quinn ...

just the way I would'a made her on my canvas



eeeew!    look what Ace is using as his paint brush!

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