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A close up view of a US Air Force B-2 Spirit Bomber from 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, MO being refueled by the boom and refueling arm of a KC-10 Extender aircraft. The image was taken from the Boom Operators position

A close up view of a US Air Force B-2 Spirit Bomber from 509th Bomb Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Whiteman Air Force Base State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Chuck Reger Release Status: Rel... more

A technician checks a KC-10 Extender aircraft model prior to testing in the anechoic chamber

A technician checks a KC-10 Extender aircraft model prior to testing i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcconnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Release... more

A technician sits in a mockup of the refueling boom control position of a KC-10 Extender aircraft during an air conditioning inlet air flow test

A technician sits in a mockup of the refueling boom control position o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcconnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Release... more

A technician examines a KC-10 Extender aircraft model prior to testing in the anechoic chamber

A technician examines a KC-10 Extender aircraft model prior to testing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcconnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Release... more

A close-up view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft with a lowered refueling boom, as seen from a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, prior to being hooked up with the Galaxy

A close-up view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft with a lowered refueling...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft with a lowered refueling boom, as seen from a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, prior to being hooked up with the Galaxy

A close-up view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft with a lowered refueling...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

KC-10A Extender pilot MAJ Rusty Olson explains the aircraft's instrument panel to Secretary of Air Force Dr. Hans M. Mark after the rollout ceremony

KC-10A Extender pilot MAJ Rusty Olson explains the aircraft's instrume...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcdonnell-Douglas Plant State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release St... more

Air Force Reserve Commander MGEN Richard Bodycombe and KC-10A Extender pilot MAJ Rosty Olson look at the cutaway Extender model, showing the cargo configuration, during the rollout ceremony

Air Force Reserve Commander MGEN Richard Bodycombe and KC-10A Extender...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Air Force Reserve Commander MGEN Richard Bodycombe and KC-10A Extender aircraft pilot MAJ Rusty Olson look at Extender exhibitions during a rollout ceremony

Air Force Reserve Commander MGEN Richard Bodycombe and KC-10A Extender...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcdonnell-Douglas Plant State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release St... more

The Air Force Reserve Band pipers play music during the KC-10 Extender aircraft rollout ceremony

The Air Force Reserve Band pipers play music during the KC-10 Extender...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcdonnell-Douglas Plant State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release St... more

A close-up view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft's high-speed refueling boom during the rollout ceremony

A close-up view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft's high-speed refueling b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcdonnell-Douglas Plant State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release St... more

Secretary of Air Force Dr. Hans Mark speaks to a crowd during the KC-10 Extender aircraft rollout ceremony

Secretary of Air Force Dr. Hans Mark speaks to a crowd during the KC-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcdonnell-Douglas Plant State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release St... more

A right rear view of a parked KC-10A Extender aircraft during the rollout ceremony

A right rear view of a parked KC-10A Extender aircraft during the roll...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcdonnell-Douglas Plant State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul J. Harrington Release St... more

Right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft being rolled out at the ceremony in the McDonnell Douglas Corporation

Right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft being rolled out at the c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A refueling boom is being installed on a newly-built KC-10 Extender aircraft in the McDonnell Douglas Corporation

A refueling boom is being installed on a newly-built KC-10 Extender ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft on the ground during the rollout ceremony

A side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft on the ground during the rol...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN interior view of the cockpit of a KC-10A Extender aircraft

AN interior view of the cockpit of a KC-10A Extender aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN interior view of the KC-10A Extender aircraft upper deck

AN interior view of the KC-10A Extender aircraft upper deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the KC-10A Extender aircraft air refueling operator station

A view of the KC-10A Extender aircraft air refueling operator station

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A front ground view of the KC-10A Extender aircraft during the rollout ceremony

A front ground view of the KC-10A Extender aircraft during the rollout...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, top, preparing to refuel a KC-10 Extender aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, top, p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air overhead view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft during refueling

AN air-to-air overhead view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft during refuel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft, front, and a C-5A Galaxy aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft, front, and ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air overhead view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

AN air-to-air overhead view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft being refuele...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air left side view of KC-10 Extender aircraft about to be refueled from a C-5 Galaxy aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of KC-10 Extender aircraft about to be re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

AN air-to-air left side view of KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling a C-5 Galaxy aircraft. AN F-4 Phantom II aircraft can be seen in the background

AN air-to-air left side view of KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling a C-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft approaching a KC-10 Extender aircraft for refueling

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft approaching a KC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT W.B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

AN air-to-air left side view of KC-10 Extender aircraft moving away from a C-5 Galaxy aircraft after refueling it

AN air-to-air left side view of KC-10 Extender aircraft moving away fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft being refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft being refueled b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft approaching a KC-10 Extender aircraft for refueling

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft approaching a KC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft being refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft being refueled b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling a C-5 Galaxy aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft getting into position to refuel an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft as an F-4 Phantom II aircraft acts as a chase plane

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft getting in...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft, left, with a C-5A Galaxy aircraft during a C-5 proximity

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft, left, with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling a C-5A Galaxy aircraft above the clouds as an F-4 Phantom II aircraft acts as a chase plane

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling boom operator practices with a refueling training simulator

A KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling boom operator practices with a ref...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT John L. Marine Release Status... more

A close-up air-to-air view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling boom

A close-up air-to-air view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling boo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Right side air-to-air view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft

Right side air-to-air view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft. AN NC-135A Stratotanker testbed aircraft is in the background

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender refueling an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft (rear)

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender refueling an F-16A F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

A civilian employee from McDonnell Douglas Corp. performs tests at the flight engineer's station aboard a KC-10A Extender aircraft

A civilian employee from McDonnell Douglas Corp. performs tests at the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Left side air-to-air view of a KC-10A Extender refueling a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft

Left side air-to-air view of a KC-10A Extender refueling a B-52G Strat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

The boom operator aboard a KC-10A Extender aircraft

The boom operator aboard a KC-10A Extender aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air front view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft being refueled by a KC-10A Extender aircraft

An air-to-air front view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft being refuele...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air top view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft, from the boom operator's section of a KC-10A Extender aircraft, after release from the tanker aircraft over mountains

An air-to-air top view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft, from the boom ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left rear view of a parked KC-10A Extender aircraft. Civilian and Air Force personnel prepare to test the refueling boom

A left rear view of a parked KC-10A Extender aircraft. Civilian and Ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

Douglas Aircraft Company President John C. Brizendine speaks at the delivery ceremony for this KC-10A Extender aircraft

Douglas Aircraft Company President John C. Brizendine speaks at the de...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... more

The U.S. Air Force accepts the first KC-10A Extender advanced tanker/cargo aircraft in a traditional ceremony during which McDonnell Douglas Corp. President John C. Brizendine cuts off the tie of LGEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., 8th Air Force commander

The U.S. Air Force accepts the first KC-10A Extender advanced tanker/c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A crowd files aboard the KC-10A Extender aircraft that was just delivered here by Douglas Aircraft Company

A crowd files aboard the KC-10A Extender aircraft that was just delive...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... more

Douglas Aircraft Company President John C. Brizendine speaks from the podium during the delivery ceremony for the KC-10A Extender aircraft in the background

Douglas Aircraft Company President John C. Brizendine speaks from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... more

GEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., Commander 8th Air Force, speaks with a television interviewer as they stand near the KC-10A Extender aircraft that was just delivered here by Douglas Aircraft Company

GEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., Commander 8th Air Force, speaks with a televi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... more

GEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., Commander 8th Air Force, speaks at the delivery ceremony for this KC-10A Extender aircraft

GEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., Commander 8th Air Force, speaks at the delive...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... more

The first KC-10A Extender advanced tanker/cargo aircraft prepares for takeoff after delivery ceremonies at the McDonnell Douglas Corp. plant. The aircraft is headed for Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

The first KC-10A Extender advanced tanker/cargo aircraft prepares for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public ... more

LGEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., 8th Air Force commander, holds the keys of the first KC-10A Extender advanced tanker/cargo aircraft delivered to the Air Force. Delivery ceremonies took place at the McDonnell Douglas Corp. plant

LGEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., 8th Air Force commander, holds the keys of t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Bob Wickley Release Status: Released to Pu... more

COL John Patterson, Air Force plant representative, accepts the keys from John C. Brizendine, president of McDonnell Douglas Corp., upon delivery of the first KC-10A Extender advanced tanker/cargo aircraft

COL John Patterson, Air Force plant representative, accepts the keys f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public ... more

AN air-to-air right rear view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft banking to the left

AN air-to-air right rear view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft banking to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, with a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft in the background, in flight over snow-capped mountains

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft, front, flanked by a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, center, and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft in flight over snow-capped mountains

AN air-to-air right side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft, front, fl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling a C-5A Galaxy aircraft while in flight over a desert

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left front view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft on the ground with its cargo door open

A left front view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft on the ground with its ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... more

The unoccupied Air Refueling Officer (ARO) station aboard a KC-10 Extender aircraft

The unoccupied Air Refueling Officer (ARO) station aboard a KC-10 Exte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... more

Visitors view the boom operator's station in the rear of a KC-10 Extender aircraft during a static display

Visitors view the boom operator's station in the rear of a KC-10 Exten...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

Personnel from the 5th and 435th Aerial Port Squadrons off load a KC-10 Extender aircraft during Operation Coronet Canvas

Personnel from the 5th and 435th Aerial Port Squadrons off load a KC-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CANVAS Base: Raf Whittering Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Releas... more

Visitors go aboard for a tour of a KC-10 Extender aircraft during a static display

Visitors go aboard for a tour of a KC-10 Extender aircraft during a st...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender advanced tanker/cargo aircraft refueling an E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender advanced tanker/cargo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Crewmen attach a Cochran Loader to the cargo door of a KC-10 Extender aircraft

Crewmen attach a Cochran Loader to the cargo door of a KC-10 Extender ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

A front view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft on static display

A front view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft on static display

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

Crewmen off-load seats from a KC-10 Extender aircraft onto a Cochran Loader

Crewmen off-load seats from a KC-10 Extender aircraft onto a Cochran L...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

MSGT Mark Nelson from the 4201st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, checks the landing gear on a KC-10 Extender aircraft

MSGT Mark Nelson from the 4201st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksda...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

MSGT Dale Richardson, an engineer on the KC-10 Extender aircraft, explains its cockpit features to CPT Charles Hale of the 306th Start Wing. Hale has been selected for training to become a KC-10 commander

MSGT Dale Richardson, an engineer on the KC-10 Extender aircraft, expl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

Crewmen off-load seats from a KC-10 Extender aircraft onto a Cochran Loader

Crewmen off-load seats from a KC-10 Extender aircraft onto a Cochran L...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

Personnel from the 138th Tactical Fighter Group, Tulsa, Oklahoma, disembark a KC-10 Extender aircraft

Personnel from the 138th Tactical Fighter Group, Tulsa, Oklahoma, dise...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

People tour the KC-10 Extender aircraft while it is on public display

People tour the KC-10 Extender aircraft while it is on public display

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

MAJ Sam Hezlip, a test pilot with the 4201th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, answers questions about the KC-10 Extender aircraft to members of the British aviation press

MAJ Sam Hezlip, a test pilot with the 4201th Test and Evaluation Squad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

Interior view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft as cargo is positioned on a Cochran Loader

Interior view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft as cargo is positioned on a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Whittering Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

Interior view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft as pallets are moved forward for off loading

Interior view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft as pallets are moved forwar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Whittering Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

MGEN Bobby Walls, pilot of the KC-10 Extender aircraft, arrives to supervise Tactical Air Command operations of Exercise Coronet Canvas

MGEN Bobby Walls, pilot of the KC-10 Extender aircraft, arrives to sup...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CANVAS Base: Raf Whittering Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Releas... more

A left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft with a Cochran loader attached to the cargo door for the off loading of equipment and supplies

A left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft with a Cochran loader at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Whittering Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

Interior view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft as pallets are moved forward for off loading

Interior view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft as pallets are moved forwar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Whittering Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft being refueled from another KC-10 while flying over the base

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft being refue...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... more

Right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft in flight during testing. The Extender, silhouetted against the sunset horizon, is from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, and the Blackbird, the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

Right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an SR-71 Blackb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft taxiing along the flightline. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, was refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft in flight during testing

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft taxiing along the flightline. Th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ranzeno Oates Release Status: Re... more

Airmen assist LTC Bob Crowder, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, put on his high-pressure suit. LTC Crowder will fly an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft which will be refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft during testing

Airmen assist LTC Bob Crowder, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance W...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft in flight. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, will be refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft during testing

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft in flight. The aircraft, from th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft in flight. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, will be refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft during testing

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft in flight. The aircraft, from th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

Pilots from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing sit in the cockpit of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft prior to flight. The aircraft will be refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft while in flight during testing

Pilots from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing sit in the cockpit o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

Front view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, taxiing out of a hangar. The aircraft will be refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft in flight during testing

Front view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reco...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

Crew SSGT David L. Hansen directs an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft out of a hangar. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, will be refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft in flight during testing

Crew SSGT David L. Hansen directs an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft out of a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

An air-to-air front view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft being hooked up with a KC-10 Extender aircraft for refueling during testing. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, is seen from the refueling boom operator's section

An air-to-air front view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft being hooked u...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ranzeno Oates Release Status: Re... more

A right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft in-flight during testing. The Extender, silhouetted against the sunset horizon, is from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, and the Blackbird, the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

A right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an SR-71 Blac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Stat... more

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft taxiing along the flightline. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, was refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft in flight during testing

A view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft taxiing along the flightline. Th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ranzeno Oates Release Status: Re... more

Front view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft as airmen assist pilot MAJ Barry C. MacKean debark the aircraft. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, was refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft in flight during testing

Front view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft as airmen assist pilot MAJ B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

An air-to-air left side view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. The aircraft will be refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft during testing

An air-to-air left side view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft from the 9...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

Front view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft as airmen assist a pilot debarking the aircraft. The aircraft, from the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, was refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft in flight during testing

Front view of an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft as airmen assist a pilot deb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

Right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an SR-71 Blackbird aircraft in flight during testing. The Extender, silhouetted against the sunset horizon, is from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, and the Blackbird, the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing

Right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an SR-71 Blackb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beale Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Re... more

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