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• Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter •

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Some images from my collection - Photographer's name © and date when known

Another of my favourite aircraft - I have quite a few.
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Above photo: Tom Baillie © 10 September 1968

52-2687 Boeing C-97G-125-BO (16718) USAF landing at Berlin / Templehof, Germany.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 04 January 1970 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

52-2688 Boeing RC-97G-125-BO (16719) USAF landing at Berlin / Templehof, Germany.

Photo: Rainer Haufschild © 02 April 1965 - Aird Archives

52-2688 Boeing RC-97G-125-BO (16719) USAF landing at Berlin / Templehof, Germany.

Photo: Rainer Haufschild © 1965 - Aird Archives

53-0352 Boeing KC-97 (17134) USAF Tennessee ANG at RAF Lakenheath, UK.

Photo: Unknoown photographer © 06 June 1970 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives

53-0361 Boeing KC-97L-BO (17143) USAF Texas ANG landing at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 07 April 1977 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

53-0106 Boeing EC-97G-BO (16888) USAF at Berlin / Templehof, Germany.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 22 February 1969 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

4X-FPY / 097 Boeing B.377 Stratocruiser (15963) "Masada" IDFAF at Gatwick - EGKK, United Kingdom. Ex 5897.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 24 October 1968 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

52-0844 Boeing KC-97L-100-BO (16538) USAF Wisconsin ANG at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Rainer Haufschild © 02 June 1976 - Aird Archives

53-0276 Boeing KC-97L-BO (17058) USAF New York ANG at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 13 June 1971 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

53-0276 Boeing KC-97L-BO (17058) USAF noted in store at MASDC - Davis-Monthan AFB., Tucson, Arizona.

Photo: Neil Aird © 09 September 1968

This aircraft returned to service on 05 March 1970, went back to MASDC 03 February 1978.

52-0842 Boeing KC-97L-BO (16536) USAF Illinois ANG at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 14 September 1968 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

N22766 Boeing KC-97G-135-BO (16797) ex 52-2766 USAF California ANG.

Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1972 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

To MASDC 29  April 1970. Declared excess 27 May 1970. To Aero Spacelines as N22766, broken up for parts and sold to Airbus. 
Section 44 shipped to France combined with 53-1025 to build Super Guppy SGT-201-3(F) F-GDSG.
53-0360 Boeing KC-97L-BO (17142) USAF Texas ANG at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 13 May 1967 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives

Now on display at Air Park, Malmstrom AFB Museum, Montana, marked as 52-2638  KC-97G "City of Great Falls".
HB-ILY Boeing C-97G (16657) ex 52-2626 USAF, International Committee of the Red Cross at Basel - LFSB, Switzerland.

Photo: Daniel Ruhier © 26 June 1969 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

Currently on display at the Pima Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

49-2594 Boeing VC-97D (16216) USAF at the northside MATS terminal, Prestwick - EGPK, Scotland.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 11 April 1961 - McIntyre Collection - via Tim Martin - Aird Archives

53-0150 Boeing KC-97L-BO (16932) USAF Tennessee ANG at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 19 August 1969 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

53-0150 Boeing KC-97L-BO (16932) USAF Tennessee ANG at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Ulrich de Bruyn © 19 June 1971 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

52-0900 Boeing KC-97L-BO (16594) USAF Illinois ANG "City of Chicago" at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 16 June 1969 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

53-0296 Boeing KC-97L-BO (17096) USAF Texas ANG at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Rainer Haufschild © 07 April 1977 - Aird Archives

53-0296 retired to MASDC Davis-Monthan on 10 May 1977.

53-0315 Boeing KC-97L-BO (17096) USAF Tennessee ANG at Frankfurt Rhein-Main - EDDM, Germany.

Photo: Rainer Haufschild © 19 August 1969- Aird Archives

53-0315 retired to MASDC Davis-Monthan on 06 August 1976.

HB-ILW Boeing C-97G-BO (16765) ex 52-2734 USAF, International Committee of the Red Cross at Basel - LFSB, Switzerland.

Photo: Daniel Ruhier © February 1969 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

To MASDC., Tucson, Arizona 27 March 1970. Declared excess 22 July 1970. Scrapped.

N52600 Boeing C-97G-115-BO (16625) ex 52-0931 (shot through a fence) at Basel - LFSB, Switzerland.

Photo: Unknown photographerr © February 1969 - Rainer Haufschild Collection - Aird Archives

Temporarily registered as HB-ILL. Operated by Nordchurchaid (Joint Church Aid) flown by Flight Test Research. To MASDC., 14 May 1971 and scrapped.

53-0215 Boeing C-97G (16997) USAF Arizona ANG at Phoenix - KPHX, Arizona.

Photo: Gordon Macadie © November 1969- Aird Archives

“City of Fogarty” with 197th MAS Arizona ANG in May 1972. To MASDC as CH543 19 February 1975.

Declared excess 01 October 1975. Sold to Aero Spacelines, broken up for parts and sold to Airbus, shipped to France to build Super Guppy SGT-201-3(F) F-GDSG.

52-0836 Boeing C-97G (16530) USAF Arizona ANG at Phoenix - KPHX, Arizona.

Photo: Gordon Macadie © November 1969- Aird Archives

"City of Tucson" with 197th MAS, Arizona ANG in May 1972. To MASDC as CH530 19 July 1972.  Declared excess 03 August 1972.
"Final resting place" - MASDC -Davis-Monthan AFB., Tucson, Arizona - Photo: Neil Aird © 09 September 1968
More images coming every now and then from the wonderful Rainer Haufschild Collection and a few other photographers.
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