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Stories of Andersen Air Base - Guam will be posted here. Links on this page will take you to the many things of interest concerning the base.
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In August of 1972 Terry Moore and most of the 7th Bomb Wing from Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, Texas deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam. There were close to 200 B-52D and G models on the island to support the bombing campaign over Vietnam. Sixty-Six sorties were flown each day. They stayed until the end of the war.
A B-52 loaded and ready to go.
A special thanks to Terry Moore for the above photographs.
The following narrative of B-52 operations from Guam is graciously provided by Darrell Johnson. If have have anything to add to the account please contact the webmaster at the mailbox at the bottom of any page.
B-52's Over Vietnam
I was stationed at Robins AFB and Crewed Tankers. I was assigned to the
19th Bomb Wing which came under the 42nd Air Division at Barksdale and at that
time was the 2nd Air Force. My first TDY was under Constant Guard II
at Kadena AFB where I was assigned to do Phase inspections on all the 135's that
I rotated back to the states in
Nov of 72 and then returned to
I worked on North ramp 1 and was housed at Marlboro Village. We rode
the bus to the base and the cattle car to North ramp. 0100 was one of
the D models that actually flew the last bombing mission over
The Last Bombing Mission
All the information that I could get over the internet about 0100
was that the last bombing mission over
In June 73, I rotated back to
the states again but returned back to
Sometime around Aug 73 the G
models started to go to the Alert Pad to pull Hard alert. This went on until
a Russian Bomber tried to fly over the
Within a month the G models
started coming off of alert and the D models started to replace them so they
could rotate back to the states. 0100 was one of the last D models to go
on alert and I spent over 36 hours straight getting the bugs out of the aircraft
to put it on alert. Once it was up and on alert I went to the Alert Pad to
catch some Zs and from there was informed that I had 3 hours to get my things
together and get on the freedom bird. I left most of my personal things
there to make the plane back to the states.
0100 also was one of the only bombers to ever shoot down a Mig while on a
During my time TDY it seems that the Bases that sent most of their troops over
was Barksdale, Robins, Seymour Johnson, Westover, and Carswell. There were
other bases with troops over there but most of them were toward the end of the
last TDY. They were March, Minot, and Loring.
O100 was replaced years later with another D model that was commissioned as
0100. The original 0100 was towed back to North ramp 1 and cut up where
the jungle covered up most of the aircraft. Most of the North ramp area
was destroyed by a Typhoon and I understand that they also saved part of it.
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