I have had some very informative phone calls from Marion “Farmer” Brown from Kirksville, Missouri. He was stationed at the base for three years and has some very interesting stories and great memories of the air base. He has provided me with some photos he took while stationed here and I am going to post them here for all to see.
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F-84F’s of the Nebraska Air National Guard
B-47’s from the Lincoln over Grinnell, Iowa July 1957
Base map from 1964
KC-135 refueling a LAFB B-47
Marion Brown next to the F-89D at the base. The lightning stripe on the nose looks like it’s from the South Dakota Air Guard
Coming up on either Grand Island or North Platte coming home from Colorado in the C-47, 43-16140.
Interstate I-80 out the right side of the U-6A’s on their way to Wilber missile site number 9
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk during an open house at LAFB
Right engine of 43-16140
B-57 at LAFB during an open house
Marion in front of the C-47 on base display
Vulcan at LAFB during an open house
JATO during an airshow at the airbase, B-47
Base Church in 1963
Bob Hoover and his P-51D at LAFB
Left wing of the C-47 in flight
Taken at an Armed Forces Air Show day 1964
Convair B-58 Hustler at LAFB during an open house
KC-135 tanker at LAFB during an open house
U-6A in flight. de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver 6142 (MSN 535/1304) delivered Sep 9, 1953. To civil registry as N9771F (USAF APO, NY), back to 53-6142, then to civil registry as N31522. Current with Civil Air Patron, Anchorage, Alaska
Lincoln AFB B-47 at a Lincoln airshow
7600′ over Nebraska, Right wing of 43-16140 at LAFB C-47 in flight
LAFB small bore rifle team, taken near the southwest side of the photo lab building. Marion Brown, Sedgefield Hill, Ralph Peck, and Jim McCabe
Marion on the wing of the C-47 on base display
Display made by Marion from John Deere shovels and some steel rods. He named it Black Thunder and is on display at his home in Kirksville, MO.
Lincoln AFB C-47 heading to Golden Colorado for a shoot. Jim McCabe in the photo
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
T-39A-1-NO from Offutt AFB during a Lincoln AFB open house. Tail number 62-4480 is still active today as N39FS
Marion kneeling at the sign behind barracks 1844.
C-47 on base display
Photo from the LAFB control tower
KC-97 on display at LAFB
Fire truck #4
James McCabe and Marion Brown from the Jet Scoop magazine
Sentry dog exhibit near Base Ops
F-101 Voodoo at Armed Forces Day in Lincoln
Marion on the front steps of barracks 1844
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