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Serial Number Criteria: 53-4296
Description Criteria:
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
53-4280 ... 53-4309 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing RB-47H-1-BW Stratojet
MSN 4501304/4501333.  Transfers to MASDC from www.amarcexperience.com
4280 to MASDC May 25, 1967
4281 converted to JRB-47H.  (38th SRS, 55th SRW) shot down Jul 1, 1960 by MiG-19 over White Sea 
near Kola Peninsula, USSR.  2 killed, 2 taken prisoner.
4282 to MASDC Mar 28, 1967.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4283 (55th SRW) crashed on takeoff at Ellsworth AFB, SD Feb 10, 1957.  Crew killed.
4284 to MASDC Jun 30, 1967.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4285 to MASDC Jul 14, 1965
4286 to MASDC Sep 15, 1965
4287 to MASDC Mar 15, 1967.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4288 to MASDC Jul 21, 1965.
4289 to MASDC Oct 20, 1965.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4290 (343rd SS, 55th SRW) attacked by North Korean fighters Apr 28, 1965 80 miles off Wonsan Harbor, North Korea.  
Heavily damaged, but was able to return to base and all 6 crew OK.  Return fire from tail cannon may have 
shot down one of the North Korean fighters.  The RB-47 was so severely damaged that it had to be scrapped.
4291 converted to ERB-47H.  To MASDC Jan 5, 1967.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4292 to MASDC Oct 20, 1965.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4293 converted to ERB-47J, then to EB-47L.  To MASDC Oct 6, 1965.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968.
4294 converted to ERB-47H, then to EB-47L.  To MASDC Mar 31, 1967.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4295 to MASDC Jan 5, 1967.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4296 (MSN 4501320) retired to storage at MASDC Dec 29, 1967, last USAF B-47 to serve.  In Jul 1968 it had its nose 
modified by North American Aviation to test F-111 radar.  In 1978 was preserved at US Coast Guard Station, Los Angeles.
Now at USAF Armament Museum, Eglin AFB. Florida.  
4297 (55th SRW, 343rd SRS) crashed Nov 12, 1962 off end of runway at MacDill AFB, Florida.  All three crewmen killed.
4298 to MASDC Aug 11, 1965.
4299 moved in fall of 1998 from Salinas, Kansas to USAF Museum, Dayton, Ohio and
underwent restoration.  Noted on display in Eugene Kettering Hall at USAFM May 2003.
4300 to MASDC Dec 8, 1965.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4301 converted to EB-47L.  To MASDC Mar 22, 1967.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4302 to MASDC Jun 30, 1967.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4303 to MASDC May 25, 1967
4304 converted to EB-47L.  To MASDC Nov 17, 1965.  Declared excess Oct 1968.
Was used by USN, but by 1987 had been retired and was then back at AMARC.
4305 to MASDC Oct 13, 1965.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4306 converted to EB-47L.  To MASDC Aug 25, 1965.
4307 to MASDC Jul 6, 1965.
4308 to MASDC Feb 3, 1966.  Declared excess Oct 28, 1968
4309 (5th SRW) crashed on approach to Forbes AFB, Kansas Apr 29, 1960 due to attitude indicator failure and 
spatial disorentiation.  Crew of three killed.

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