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The B-57 Canberra served the U.S. Air Force for more than 25 years as a nuclear weapons platform, conventional weapons bomber, reconnaissance,  tow target, weather, and electronic countermeasures aircraft as well as being the mainstay for other nations.

This web site is dedicated to the aircrews, maintenance and support personnel who knew the aircraft and were a part of its missions. It is a beginning with the hope that those who were a part of the Canberra story will add to the growth of this site by providing original photos, videos, sound, and anecdotes.

Do you have Canberra photo, story or video we can feature? Let us know.


B-57B - Kentucky ANG 165th TRS, USAF 8th BS
Converted to EB-57B, USAF 13th BS
8/1972: Converted to EB-57B, 1972: Kansas ANG 117th DSES

B-57C - 1962-65: Nevada ANG 192nd TRS, 1968: USAF 4677th DSES
1974: Vermont ANG 134th DSES, Converted to RB-57C

RB-57D - USAF 4028th SRS (4080th SRW)

B-57E - USAF 7272nd TTG, at Wheelus AB, Libya
Converted to RB-57E

WB-57F taken by an RCAF pilot flying a T-33 at about 30 thousand feet over Ottowa.

B-57B-MA converted to B-57G May 1969

The F-model serves today in high-altitude missions in various parts of the world.

photos: Paul Filmer – globalaviationresource.com
WB-57F - Boneyard to Blue Sky - On 9 August 2013 NASA 927 took to the runway for its first flight in 41 years. October 2013 it's flown by NASA in Kandahar

In Memorium
  B-57 Airborne Photos
  B-57 Ground Photos


B-57s banking over South Vietnam.
(Photo: Maj. Robert C. Mikesh)

EB-57A model: (photo USAF) patlynnwith_shrapnel.jpg (2967 bytes)
Patricia Lynn Recon leaves for repair: photo-USAF
Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam

8th TBS Bomber configuration
photo- Mark Witt

B-57D:  photo - Mark Girard

ECM config. 4713 DSES: photo-Mark Witt

RB-57A: Shaw AFB markings (AF via Mikesh)

B-57C just after liftoff

 Photos are used with permission of the authors.


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