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posted Jan 24, 2011, 8:41 AM by Loring Remembers   [ updated Jan 27, 2011, 4:47 PM ]
(27 Jan) - In 1979 a B-29 called "It's Hawg Wild" stayed at Loring for a week on it's way to Duxford Air Museum in England.  I remember very clearly going into the hangar where it stayed while they fixed oil leaks so it could ferry the rest of the way.  When I was stationed in England in 1988, I had the chance to go to Duxford with a friend, and made it a point to see if "It's Hawg Wild" made it.  It did, and below is a picture of it at Loring (the navigator's son is standing in front of it), and later when it was cleaned up and on display at Duxford.  Pretty amazing that they flew that old bird over there...How many others remember the occasion?  If you do, post a comment to the left and tell us what you remember...you can read all "It's Hawg Wild" HERE.

"It's Hawg Wild" in 1979 at Loring


"It's Hawg Wild" after restoration at Duxford, UK


(27 Jan) - Added Bonner, Hiram Dale (1982-1988,1991-1992), 407 ARS/BMW/DO26..........
(27 Jan) - Added excerpt of 1988 Air Force interview with SAC Commanders that included General LeMay..........
(25 Jan) - Added photo to DiAntonio, Robert (1971-1973..........

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27th FIS F-106 Portrait (Click HERE to view full-size)

(24 Jan) - Added DiAntonio, Robert (1971-1973), Hosp..........
(24 Jan) - Added photo to Reid, Ronnie (1986-1989)..........
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