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F-105D Thunderchief aircraft are refueled on their way to North Vietnam targets by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The Thunderchiefs are being used to check the flow of North Vietnamese supplies and troops into the south. They interdict supply routes and destroy trucks and rolling stock

F-105D Thunderchief aircraft are refueled on their way to North Vietna...

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

AN air-to-air front view of an F-105D Thunderchief aircraft approaching a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for refueling during flight. Aerial refueling and forward air control crews were honored by 388th Tactical Fighter Wing F-105D Thunderchief aircraft pilots in recognition of their successful coordinated combat mission. The day of the combat was called "Tanks a Million-That's a FAC" day

AN air-to-air front view of an F-105D Thunderchief aircraft approachin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Southeast Asia Scene Camera Operator: A1C Howard Fisher Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A YA-10 aircraft is refueled on the ground by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

A YA-10 aircraft is refueled on the ground by a KC-135 Stratotanker ai...

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

Silhouette view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as the sun sets behind it, during Exercise Jack Frost '76

Silhouette view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as the sun sets behi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JACK FROST '76 Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom lowered, as an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft comes up line for refueling

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom low...

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

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom connects and refuels an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom con...

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

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom is lowered to refuel an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft, that is coming up to meet the boom

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom is ...

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 air-to-air view of four F-4 Phantom II and a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The KC-135 is preparing to refuel one of the F-4s. The aircraft are taking part in exercise SCARLET DUCK

Right side air-to-air view of four F-4 Phantom II and a KC-135 Stratot...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SCARLET DUCK Base: Moody Air Force Base State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: S... more

A ground crewman checks the refueling boom drogue of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft prior to a refueling mission. The aircraft is assigned to the 307th Air Refueling Squadron

A ground crewman checks the refueling boom drogue of a KC-135 Stratota...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Travis Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Tobias Van Rossum Daum Release S... more

A view of the refueling boom drogue of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 307th Air Refueling Squadron

A view of the refueling boom drogue of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Travis Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Tobias Van Rossum Daum Release S... more

A close-up view of the refueling boom and drogue of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 307th Air Refueling Squadron

A close-up view of the refueling boom and drogue of a KC-135 Stratotan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Travis Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Tobias Van Rossum Daum Release S... more

The nose of an in-flight A-10 as the aircraft is refueled through the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during testing. The photograph was taken from the KC-135's boom section

The nose of an in-flight A-10 as the aircraft is refueled through the ...

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

An overhead front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight during an engine icing test. The photograph was taken from the boom section of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

An overhead front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight du...

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

Front view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft in flight, as seen from the boom operator's section. The Stratofortress is carrying AGM-109 Tomahawk air-launched cruise missiles

Front view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft being refueled by a KC-13...

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 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, left, and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft participate in an icing test while a T-38 Talon aircraft, top, acts as a photo chase plane

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, left, and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraf...

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

The navigator, of the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, checks the aircraft's position by using a sextant

The navigator, of the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 93rd Air R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Santa Cruz State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Raymond Downward Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron and two F-106A Delta Dart aircraft from the California Air National Guard as they fly in formation off the coast of Santa Cruz, California

An air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 93rd Air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Raymond Downward Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view through the window of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, as a California Air National Guard F-106A Delta Dart aircraft prepares to refuel

A view through the window of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 9...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Santa Cruz State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Raymond Downward Release Status: Released ... more

The boom operator keeps an eye on the boom of this KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, from the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, as a California Air National Guard F-106A Delta Dart aircraft prepares to refuel

The boom operator keeps an eye on the boom of this KC-135 Stratotanker...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Santa Cruz State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Raymond Downward Release Status: Released ... more

A 9th Military Airlift Squadron pilot, flying a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, approaches a lowered KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling boom during exercise PROUD PHANTOM

A 9th Military Airlift Squadron pilot, flying a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD PHANTOM Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

In-flight view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft, carrying an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile, being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The Eagle is from the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, involved in exercise Pacific Consort

In-flight view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft, carrying an AIM-9 Sidewinder...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PACIFIC CONSORT Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT George M. Holland Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

High angle front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, being refueled in flight by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 306th Strategic Refueling Wing

High angle front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Sea Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Dennis A. Guyitt Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Air Force Reserve flight crew works in the cockpit of a 452nd Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a refueling operation over Altus Air Force Base

An Air Force Reserve flight crew works in the cockpit of a 452nd Air R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Altus Air Force Base State: Oklahoma (OK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT R.C. Leach Release Status: Release... more

Colonel (COL) John D. Moore, commander of the 452nd Air Refueling Wing, flies a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a refueling operation over Altus Air Force Base

Colonel (COL) John D. Moore, commander of the 452nd Air Refueling Wing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Altus Air Force Base State: Oklahoma (OK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT R.C. Leach Release Status: Release... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron refueling an F-15A Eagle aircraft from the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings 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 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

Captain (CPT) Robert S. Hart, copilot, watches from the cockpit of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft as it approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during the first refueling of a C-141B by an all-reserve flight crew.  The C-141B is being operated by a 315th Military Airlift Wing crew and the KC-135 is being operated by a 336th Air Refueling Squadron crew

Captain (CPT) Robert S. Hart, copilot, watches from the cockpit of a C...

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

Captain (CPT) Robert S. Hart, copilot, watches from the cockpit of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft as it approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during the first refueling of a C-141B by an all-reserve flight crew.  The C-141B is being operated by a 315th Military Airlift Wing crew and the KC-135 is being operated by a 336th Air Refueling Squadron crew

Captain (CPT) Robert S. Hart, copilot, watches from the cockpit of a C...

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

A left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft in flight, as other Falcons await their turns. The Falcons are from the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, being deployed to Kunsan Air Base, Korea. The aircraft are equipped with luggage pods on the left wings and auxiliary fuel tanks

A left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16A ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: General Dynamics Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft as another F-16 awaits its turn. The aircraft are from e 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, being deployed to Kunsan Air Base, Korea. The aircraft are equipped with luggage pods on the left wings and auxiliary fuel tanks

A left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16A ...

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

Right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft and F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft, seen from inside another Falcon's canopy, in flight. The KC-135 is refueling one of the aircraft during deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Korea. The Falcons are from the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing

Right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft and F-16A Fighting F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: General Dynamics Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft in flight, as other Falcons await their turn. The Falcons are from the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, being deployed to Kunsan Air Base, Korea. The aircraft are equipped with luggage pods on the left wings and auxiliary fuel tanks

A left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16A ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) 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-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft as another F-16 waits its turn. The F-16s are from the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing and are being deployed to Kunsan Air Base, Korea

An air-to-air left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: General Dynamics Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, seen from an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft, in flight. The Falcon is leaving the tanker after being refueled during the deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Korea. The aircraft is from the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing

A view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, seen from an F-16A Fighting ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: General Dynamics Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, seen from an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft, in flight. The Falcon is leaving the tanker after being refueled during the deployment to Kunsan Air Base, Korea. The aircraft is from the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing

A view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, seen from an F-16A Fighting ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: General Dynamics Corp. 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

A view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft undergoing last-minute maintenance for an alert mission. A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, in the background, is landing

A view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft undergoing last-minute mainte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grand Forks Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Bob Wickley Release Stat... more

A left side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft as it nears the refueling boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft in flight during testing and evaluation. The KC-135 is assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard

A left side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft as it nears the refueling bo...

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: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over the base range during testing and evaluation. The KC-135 is assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 ...

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: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

Right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over the base range during testing and evaluation. The KC-135 is assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard

Right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 St...

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: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over the base range during testing and evaluation. The KC-135 is assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 ...

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: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

Rear view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over the base range during testing and evaluation. The KC-135 is assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard

Rear view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratota...

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: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

Right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft approaching a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft to be refueled over the base range during testing and evaluation. The KC-135 is assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard

Right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft approaching a KC-135 Stratota...

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: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from Aeronautical Systems Division

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from Ae...

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: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over the base range during testing and evaluation

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hill Air Force Base State: Utah (UT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Released ... more

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft approaching a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, to be refueled, over the base range during testing and evaluation. Following the bomber is an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 422nd Tactical Fighter Wing

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft approaching a KC-135 Strato...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hill Air Force Base State: Utah (UT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Released ... more

Front view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over the water off the California coast, as seen from the boom operator's section, during testing and evaluation. The Stratotanker is assigned to the 22nd Bomb Wing

Front view of a B-1 bomber aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratot...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Troops leave a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft after completion of a mission during exercise Busy Prairie II

Troops leave a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft after completion of a miss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BUSY PRAIRIE II Base: Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

A view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft rolling down the runway after landing. The aircraft is assigned to the 319th Bomb Wing and is participating in exercise Busy Prairie II

A view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft rolling down the runway after...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BUSY PRAIRIE II Base: Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

Troops leave a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft after completion of a mission during exercise Busy Prairie II

Troops leave a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft after completion of a miss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BUSY PRAIRIE II Base: Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

AN air-to-air front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft heading toward a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for refueling, as seen from the boom operator's section of the tanker, during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The Corsair is from the 112th Tactical Fighter Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, and the Stratotanker is from the 147th Air Refueling Squadron

AN air-to-air front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft heading toward ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Pittsburgh State: Pennsylvania (PA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: T... more

Security policeman SSGT Roland Hughes is on night guard duty near a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at the Pittsburgh International Airport during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The airman is assigned to the 171st Security Police Squadron

Security policeman SSGT Roland Hughes is on night guard duty near a KC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Pittsburgh State: Pennsylvania (PA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: T... more

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being refueled from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as two other Delta Dart aircraft wait for refueling during a training mission. The F-106 aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being refueled from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a training mission. The aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being refueled from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as two other F-106 aircraft wait to be refueling during a training mission. The Delta Dart aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... more

Bottom view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft preparing to refuel a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during exercise Ocean Venture '81. Picture is taken from the interior of the Starlifter aircraft

Bottom view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft preparing to refuel a C-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OCEAN VENTURE '81 Base: Nas, Roosevelt Roads State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... more

Right side air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft (front) refueling a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during Exercise OCEAN VENTURE '81

Right side air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft (front) r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OCEAN VENTURE '81 Base: Nas, Roosevelt Roads State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... more

An air-to-air top front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in preparation for refueling, taken from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a flight from March Air Force Base, Calif., to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

An air-to-air top front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in pr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Garfield F. Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air top front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in preparation for refueling, taken from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a flight from March Air Force Base, Calif., to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

An air-to-air top front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in pr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Garfield F. Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft undergoing refueling operations with a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, during a flight from March Air Force Base, Calif., to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

An air-to-air right side view of two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft und...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Garfield F. Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in preparation for refueling, taken from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a flight from March Air Force Base, Calif., to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

An air-to-air right front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Garfield F. Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air top front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in preparation for refueling, taken from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a flight from March Air Force Base, Calif., to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

An air-to-air top front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in pr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Garfield F. Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft painted in commando colors preparing to refuel taken from the boom handlers position of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

An air-to-air front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft painted i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Garfield F. Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Left side air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron disengaging the refueling boom after refueling a U.S. F-15 Eagle aircraft (bottom), during exercise Kangaroo '81

Left side air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 9...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Base: Raaf Amberley State: Queensland Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: CPT Mike Slatter Release... more

Right side air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron refueling a U.S. F-15 Eagle aircraft (bottom), during exercise Kangaroo '81

Right side air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Base: Raaf Amberley State: Queensland Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: CPT Mike Slatter Release... more

Top view of a Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft being refueled in flight by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during exercise Kangaroo '81, as seen from the refueling boom operator's position

Top view of a Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft being refueled...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Base: Raaf Amberley State: Queensland Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Curt Eddings Releas... more

Left side air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from 909th Air Refueling Squadron preparing to refuel a U.S. F-15 Eagle aircraft during exercise Kangaroo '81

Left side air-to-air view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from 909th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Base: Raaf Amberley State: Queensland Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: CPT Mike Slatter Release... more

A view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, as seen from the boom operators position. The aircraft are participating in exercise Kangaroo '81

A view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotank...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Base: Raaf Amberley State: Queensland Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Curt Eddings Releas... more

Right side view of two F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron, taken from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron. The KC-135, the wing is visible in the foreground, is preparing to refuel the F-15s during exercise Kangaroo '81

Right side view of two F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 12th Tactical Figh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Base: Raaf Amberley State: Queensland Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Curt Eddings Releas... more

A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron (top), prepares to refuel a U.S. F-15 Eagle aircraft (middle) and four Australian F-111 aircraft during exercise Kangaroo '81

A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Base: Raaf Amberley State: Queensland Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: Bob Brown Release Status... more

Top view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, approaching the refueling boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, to be refueled while en route to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Cope Elite

Top view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, from the 428th Tactical ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE ELITE Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William B. Belcher Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Top view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, approaching the refueling boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, to be refueled while en route to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Cope Elite

Top view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, from the 428th Tactical ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE ELITE Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William B. Belcher Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Left side view of an F-16 B Model Fighting Falcon aircraft as seen from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, preparing to provide in-flight refueling. The Fighting Falcon, from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, is en route to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Cope Elite

Left side view of an F-16 B Model Fighting Falcon aircraft as seen fro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE ELITE Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William B. Belcher Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

An overhead view of the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft as seen from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, preparing to provide in-flight refueling. The Fighting Falcon, from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, is en route to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Cope Elite

An overhead view of the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft as...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE ELITE Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William B. Belcher Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

A view of the sign at the entrance to Anderson Air Force Base. A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft prepares to land in the background

A view of the sign at the entrance to Anderson Air Force Base. A KC-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andersen Air Base State: Guam (GU) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mickey Sanborn Release Status: Released to Pub... more

An air-to-air right rear view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft

An air-to-air right rear view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refuel...

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: SSGT Dennis L. Brookins Release St... more

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refuel...

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: SSGT Dennis L. Brookins Release St... more

An air-to-air left side view of an SR-71A aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an SR-71A aircraft being refueled by a...

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

An air-to-air left side view of three F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron waiting to be refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, in the front

An air-to-air left side view of three F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 67t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right rear view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft as another Falcon waits its turn during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The Falcons are from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, and the Stratotanker, the Air Force Reserve

A right rear view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE ELITE '81 Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Fehringer Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A pilot seated in a B-52 Weapon System Trainer prepares to practice refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. This cockpot is an exact replica of a B-52 Stratotanker aircraft

A pilot seated in a B-52 Weapon System Trainer prepares to practice re...

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

An overhead front view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft as seen from the boom operator's position of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

An overhead front view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft as seen from the ...

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

Left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, immediately after landing. The Stratotanker is here to have a high bypass engine modification made

Left side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, immediately after la...

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: Boeing Military Airplane Co. Rel... more

A low altitude right front view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft preparing to land. The Stratotanker is at the base to have a high bypass engine modification made

A low altitude right front view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft prep...

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: Boeing Military Airplane Co. Rel... more

A right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft immediately after landing. Another KC-135 is in the air, preparing to land. The Stratotankers are here to have a high bi-pass engine modification made

A right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft immediately after ...

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: Boeing Military Airplane Co. Rel... more

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft receives in-flight replenishment from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. In the background are three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and another F-16. The aircraft are participating in Exercise Team Spirit '82

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft receives in-flight replenishment from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glenn Lindsey Release Statu... more

Right side view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft receiving in-flight replenishment from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit '82

Right side view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft receiving in-fligh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glen Lindsey Release Status... more

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft as refueling operations take place with a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft as refuelin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... more

An air-to-air left underside view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

An air-to-air left underside view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... more

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft as refueling operations take place with a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft as refueli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... more

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... more

Instrumentation racks inside the cabin of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

Instrumentation racks inside the cabin of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Wichita State: Kansas (KS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A close view of one of the four, more fuel efficient CFM-56 engines being installed in a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. Upon completion of the engine change the aircraft will be designated KC-135R

A close view of one of the four, more fuel efficient CFM-56 engines be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Wichita State: Kansas (KS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling an A-7D Corsair II aircraft in flight. A KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft is visible behind them

A view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling an A-7D Corsair II airc...

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: Harrison Release Status: Released t... more

A air-to-air top view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft as seen from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a refueling flight test

A air-to-air top view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft as seen from a KC-...

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: SGT Young Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as it refuels an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as it ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OCEAN VENTURE Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Garfield Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

Air-to-air right rear underside view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft with its advanced aerial refueling boom extended, to refuel an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, (33rd TFW), during operation Ocean Venture

Air-to-air right rear underside view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OCEAN VENTURE Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Garfield Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

A navigator aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft operates a sextant during a flight from Guam to Darwin Royal Australian Air Force Base, Australia. The navigator, from the 906th Air Refueling Squadron, 43rd Strategic Wing, Pacific Task Force, is participating in Exercise Glad Customer '82

A navigator aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft operates a sextant d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GLAD CUSTOMER '82 Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Alex R. Taningco Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

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