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Check Six: Convair B-58 Hustler – 55 years ago

October 26, 2017

From the This Day in Aviation website

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The United States Air Force received the 116th and last Convair B-58 Hustler, B-58A-20-CF 61-2080. It was assigned to the 305th Bombardment Wing at Bunker Hill Air Force Base, Indiana. (This was renamed Grissom AFB in honor of astronaut Virgil I. Grissom. Later renamed as Grissom AFRB) After just over seven years in service, this airplane was retired to The Boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, 6 January 1970. It is on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum.

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