Republic F-84E Thunderjet aircraft of the 86th Fighter-Bomber Wing, being refueled at Neubiberg Air Base near Munich, Germany.
Wiesbaden Germany Date:1951, September 28 Duration:1 min 38 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A straight-wing Republic F-84E Thunderjet of the USAF 86th Fighter-Bomber Wing landing at Neubiberg Air Base near Munich, Germany. A USAF C-47 is holding short on the taxiway. Next, a crash truck is seen stationed on the taxiway.Across the field, Two C-47s, a B-17, and a C-54 are parked. Scene shifts to closeup of a tank truck carrying JP-3 fuel, parked next an 86th Wing F-84. An airman sits on the plane's left tip tank. The fuel truck operator and another airman pull two refueling hoses from the truck and carry them to airmen sitting on the aircraft's tip tanks. The aircraft is parked on Marsden Matting aka pierced steel planking. Closeup of the airman on the plane's right wing takes his hose and inserting it into the right tip tank. Views of him filling the tank. Two airmen are behind the fuel truck. One watches the fuel gages. Scene shifts to two airmen mechanics atop the aircraft. They are assembling and installing an avionics component. Closeup of the aircraft's crew chief, TSgt G. Cavert, sitting on the wing , next to a painting on fuselage of the 527th Fighter-Bomber Squadron logo: a black crow holding a bomb over its head ready to throw it. The names: Col. G. Laven and TSgt G. Calvert are painted above and below the logo, respectively. (This aircraft is F-84E-30-RE Thunderjet number 51-624 flown by the commander of the 86th Fighter Bomber Group, Colonel George Laven Jr. who flies with the 527th Fighter-Bomber Squadron.) Next several of the 86th Wing's aircraft are seen parked, and one airman is seated near an anti-aircraft gun, while another plays catch with someone, unseen.
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