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North American B-45 Tornado
North American B-45 Tornado
The North American B-45 Tornado was the United States Air Force's (USAF) first operational jet bomber, and the first multiengine jet bomber in the world to be refueled in midair. The B-45 was an important part of the United States's nuclear deterrent for several years in the early 1950s, but was soon superseded by the Boeing B-47 Stratojet. B-45s and RB-45s served in the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command from 1950 until 1959.

North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59479
  • Prototype.
  • Project AMC-X-DL-1012.
  • MSN: 130-38391
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, September 16, 1948.
    • Assigned to the 2750th ABW, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, September 16, 1948.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp, Muroc, CA, February 05, 1949.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, February 09, 1949.
    • Returned to the 2759th ABGp Muroc, CA, March 31, 1949
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, April 4, 1949.
      • Written off following gear failure on take-off, June 28, 1949.
      • Colonel Albert A. Boyd & crew OK
North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59479
North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59479 .
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59480
  • Prototype.
  • Project AMC-X-DL-1012.
  • MSN: 130-38392
  • Available December 11, 1947.
  • Loaned to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA,, July 14, 1948.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, August 16, 1948.
    • Assigned to the 4000th Base Wright Patterson AFB, CA, August 15, 1948
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc, CA October 13, 1948.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMC, February 08, 1949.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp, Muroc, CA, February 09, 1949.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, August 03, 1949
    • Transferred to the 3750th TTWg Shepard AFB, May 15, 1950.
      • Complete aircraft for ground instructional training.
      • Assigned to Class 26 (school), July 26, 1951.

North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59481
  • Prototype.
  • Project AMC-X-DL-1012.
  • MSN: 130-38393
  • Available 17Jun48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, October 29, 1948.
    • Assigned to the 2750th ABGp Wright Patterson 28Oct48;
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 05Feb49;
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, 17Mar49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp, Muroc, CA, 08Jun49;
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, 29Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 4901st Support Wg Kirtland 08Mar52;
    • Moved to Frenchman Flat at Nevada Test Site
      • Used as structural effects article during Operation Tumbler-Snapper 1952
      • Tested to destruction 31Aug52
North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59481
North American XB-45 Tornado/45-59481.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-001
  • AMC-DL-1028.
  • Available 07Apr48.
  • Accepted 07Apr48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 07Apr48.
  • Bailed to NAA.
    • Written off, 20Sep48.
    • Caught fire and crashed 1 mile north of Alpaugh, CA.
    • George W Krebs and Nicholas G Pickard (both NAA employees) killed.
    • Reclamation complete 02Mar49.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-002
  • AMC-DL-1028.
  • Available 26May48.
  • Accepted 25Jun48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 25Jun48.
    • Assigned to the 4144th ABGp Muroc 22Jun48.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 01Feb49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson 04Fbe49.
    • Converted to EB-45A 02Jun49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 13Jul49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 21Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Experimental Wg Muroc 02Sep49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 29Dec49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABWg Wright-Patterson 17Apr50.
    • Converted to EDB-45A 01May50.
    • Transferred to the 2754th Experimental Wg Holloman 14Jul50.
    • Transferred to Northrop Hawthorne 19Oct50 (bailment Snark project).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 13Sep51.
    • Transferred to Holloman AMC 05Nov51.
    • Transferred to Patrick AMC 01Aug52.
    • Converted to JDB-45A 30Nov55.
    • Converted to JB-45C 16Jan56.
    • Converted to JQB-45C 03Dec56.
    • Transferred to the 6570th Test Gp Aberdeen 03Jan57 (excess grounded).

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-003
  • TAC-DM-593C.
  • Available 25Oct48.
  • Accepted 14Dec48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 16Dec48.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 16Dec48.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 22Mar49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 23Mar49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 18May49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson 13Jun49.
    • Converted to to EB-45A 06Feb50.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Experimental Wg Edwards 16Nov50.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABWg Wright-Patterson 13Feb51.
    • Converted to to B-45A 04Mar51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 17Jul51.
    • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George AFB 08Jan52.
    • Converted to TB-45A 21Aug52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 09Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George AFB 16Apr53.
    • Transferred to the 4750th TG Yuma 10Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 01Apr55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 23Apr55.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 03May55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Jul55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 02Aug55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 30Sep55.
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 15Apr57.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-004
  • TAC-DM-593C.
  • Available 15Sep48.
  • Accepted 29Sep48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 08Oct48.
    • Transferred to Oklahoma AMA 12Oct48.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 05May49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 23Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS Langley 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 21Jan50.
    • Transferred to the 2602nd Tow Target Sqn Biggs 06Apr50.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23May50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 06Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 16Jul51.
    • Converted to TB-45A 02Sep52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 21May54.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 01Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Jul55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 17Aug55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 05Oct55.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 08Aug56.
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 29Jan57.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-005
  • AMC-DL-1028.
  • Available 30Sep48.
  • Accepted 10Dec48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Dec48.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 16Dec48.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright Patterson 28Apr49.
    • Converted to EB-45A 02Jun49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 12Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright Patterson 07Oct49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, (bailment) 28Feb50.
    • Converted to B-45A 04Apr50.
    • Transferred to NAA Downey 12May50.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 15May50.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW Wright Patterson 12May50.
    • Converted to DB-45A 29May50.
    • Converted to EDB-45A 07Sep50.
    • Transferred to Northrop, Hawthorne (bailment Snark project) 24Oct50.
    • Transferred to Northrop, Holloman (bailment) 16Oct51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMC 09Nov51.
    • Transferred to Northrop, Hawthorne (bailment) 09Nov51.
      • Written Off after flameout and crash 5 miles west of Holloman AFB, NM on ferry flight to Long Beach, 17Apr52.
      • Pilot Mack Stanley and co-pilot Earl Bennett (both Northrop employees) bailed out but Bennett was killed.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-006
  • TAC-DM-593C.
  • Available 25Oct48.
  • Accepted 30Nov48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 07Dec48.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 07Dec48.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 01Mar49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 25Mar49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 31Mar49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 21Aug49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 03Dec49.
    • Transferred to the 2602nd Tow Target Sqn Biggs 15Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23May50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 15Jul51.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 28Nov51.
    • Converted to TB-45A 02Sep52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 01Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 08Mar55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 31Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 03Nov55.
    • Transferred to Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, 12Dec57.
    • Authorised for reclamation 27Feb58.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-007
  • Available 24Nov48.
  • Accepted 21Jan49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 25Jan49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 27Jan49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 01May49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 06May49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Jul49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 20Aug49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 03Dec49.
    • Transferred to the 2602nd Tow Target Sqn Biggs 17Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23May50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 27Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 07Dec51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 25Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 05Aug52.
    • Converted to TB-45A 02Sep52.
    • Transferred to the 2nd Tow Target Sqn New Castle 16Dec52.
    • Transferred to the 2nd Tow Target Sqn Mitchel 16Dec53.
    • Transferred to the 4750th TGp Yuma 23Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADGp Yuma 01Sep54.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 01Apr55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Jul55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 14Jul55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 20Aug55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 02Apr56.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 21Aug56.
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 15Apr57.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-008
  • TAC-DM-593C.
  • Available 22Nov48.
  • Accepted 21Dec48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Dec48.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 27Dec48.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 01May49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 06May49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 06Jun49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 27Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 23Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 26Apr50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 14Jun50.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW Wright-Patterson 28Dec50.
    • Converted to EDB-45A 14Feb51.
    • Transferred to Northrop Hawthorne 26May51.
      • (bailment Snark project).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 10Jul51.
    • Transferred to Holloman AMC 08Sep51.
    • Transferred to Northrop Hawthorne 17Sep52.
    • Converted to EQB-45A 17Sep52.
    • Transferred to Patrick AMC 28Feb53.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 07Apr53.
    • Transferred to Patrick AMC 21Apr53.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 10Aug54.
    • Transferred to Patrick AMC 26Jul55.
    • Converted to JQB-45A 30Nov55.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, (bailment) 19May56.
    • Transferred to Patrick AMC 25Jan57.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 23Nov57.
    • Transferred to AMC Patrick 07Feb58.
    • Transferred to Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, 19Mar59.
    • Transferred to the 95th Composite Gp Biggs 20Mar59.
    • Transferred to Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, 16Apr59.
  • Delivered to the United States Navy, 06Aug59.
    • Transferred to the China Lake Naval Weapons Center, CA, circa 1963.
  • Castle AFB Museum, CA, May 1980-2021.
    • Fitted with a B-45C canopy.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-009
  • Available 20Dec48.
  • Accepted 24Jan49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 25Jan49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 27Jan49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 01May49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 06May49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BWg, Barksdale AFB, LA, 23Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS Langley 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 2602nd Tow Target Sqn Biggs 24Jan50.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 27Mar50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 24Jun51.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23Nov51.
    • Converted to to TB-45A 02Sep52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 05Aug53.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 18Feb54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 30Dec55.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 16Apr56.
    • Transferred to Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, 12Dec57.
      • Authorised for reclamation 27Feb58.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-010
  • AMC-8PB-35.
  • Available 04Jun48.
  • Accepted 21Jun48
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Jun48.
    • Assigned to the 4144th Base Gp 05Jul48
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson 25Oct48
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 05Feb49
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 04Mar49
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 25Mar49
    • Converted to EB-45 29Mar49
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson 12May49
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 22Aug49
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABWg wright-Patterson 19Oct49
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 08Apr51
    • Transferred to the Wright ARDC 12Oct51
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 11Nov52
    • Transferred to the Wright ARDC 09Jun53
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW Edwards 02Sep54
    • Transferred to the 6510th Maint Gp Edwards 10Oct54
    • Transferred to the 6515th Maint Gp Edwards 08Feb55
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 14Feb55
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Oct55
      • Redesignated as TB-45A
      • Converted to JB-45A 12Apr56
      • Redesignated as TB-45A 13Jun56
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 30Jan57

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-011
  • AMC-8PB-35.
  • Available 15Jun48.
  • Accepted 30Jun48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 12Jul48.
    • Transferred to the 4044th Base Gp Muroc 17Jul48.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc (date?).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA21Feb49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 31May49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson 09Jun49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 11Aug49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 05Jan50.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABWg Wright-Patterson 21Mar50.
    • Converted to EB-45A 12Jun50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 08Apr51.
    • Transferred to Wright ARDC 12Oct51.
    • Transferred to Eglin ARDC 28Apr52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 09Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 4750th TGp 26Apr54 as TB-45A.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 01Apr55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Jul55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 25Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 07Dec55.
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 30Jan57.
North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-011
North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-011.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-012
  • AMC-8PB-35.
  • Available 28Jun48.
  • Accepted, 13Jul48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 13Jul48.
    • Assigned to the 4144th Base Gp Muroc, CA, 17Jul48.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 21Oct48.
    • Converted to to EB-45A 11Feb49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc, CA, 19Feb49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 19Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc, CA, 08Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Exp Wg Muroc, CA, 20Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABWg Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 01Sep50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 16Jul51.
    • Transferred to Wright ARDC 03Jan52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 15Jan53.
    • Transferred to Westinghouse Electric Corp, Friendship Airport (bailment) 15Mar54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Apr55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 15Oct55 as TB-45A.
    • Converted to to JB-45A 12Apr56.
    • Converted to to TB-45A 13Jun56.
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 30Jan57.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-013
  • AMC-DL-1034.
  • Available 28Jun48.
  • Accepted, 30Jul48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 02Aug48.
    • Assigned to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 03Aug48.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 28Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS Langley 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 03Apr50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 12May50.
    • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George AFB 17Sep52.
    • Converted to as TB-45A.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George AFB 17May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 14Aug53.
    • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George AFB 18Dec53.
    • Transferred to the 4750th TGp Yuma 26Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADGp Yuma 01Sep54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02May55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 24Jun55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 28Oct55.
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 30Jan57.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-014
  • AMC-8PB-35.
  • Available 08Jul48.
  • Accepted 22Jul48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Jul48.
    • Assigned to the 4144th Base Gp Muroc 23Jul48.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson 21Oct48.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 25Oct48.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson 27Jan49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 05Feb49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 21Apr49.
    • Converted to EB-45A 17Jun49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 25Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th ABGp Muroc 13Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Exp Wg Edwards 03Aug50.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright-Patterson 02Aug50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 08Apr51.
    • Transferred to Wright Patterson ARDC 10May52.
    • Transferred to Hughes Culver City (bailment) 16Sep52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 13Jun54.
    • Converted to TB-45A 22Dec54.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 29Dec54.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 04Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Jul55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 08Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 26Oct55.
    • Transferred to the United States Navy, 15Apr57.
  • Transferred to Naval Ordnance Station Indian Head, MD.
    • Sold for scrap 31Oct72.
North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-014
North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-014.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-015
  • APG-DL-1031.
  • Available 16Jul48.
  • Accepted, 05Aug48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 06Aug48.
    • Assigned to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 06Aug48.
    • Transferred to Ladd AFB 07Jan-11Mar49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 22Mar49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 07Dec49.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 17Mar50.
    • Transferred to Mobile AMA 11May50.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 19May50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Apr52.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 16Aug52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 4750th TGp Yuma 25May54 as TB-45A.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADGp Yuma 01Sep54.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 01Apr55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Jul55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 09Aug55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 28Sep55.
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 04Feb57.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-016
  • TC-GRI-510.
  • Available 28Jul48.
  • Accepted, 17Aug48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 25Aug48.
    • Assigned to the 3345th TTW Chanute 27Aug48 (Class 01Z; instructional).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 3750th TTW Shepard 21Sep49 (Class 01Z; instructional).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 6531st Flight Test Sqn Griffiss 13Aug52.
    • Converted to to EB-45A 08Sep52.
    • Transferred to Rome Air Development Center Griffiss 10Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 21Dec52.
    • Transferred to Rome Air Development Center Griffiss 02May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 21Jan54.
    • Transferred to Wright Patterson ARDC 25May54.
    • Transferred to Rome Air Development Center 09Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 17Dec55 as TB-45A.
    • Written Off 20Jul56.
      • 6 miles southeast of Yuma AFB, AZ; On routine target towing mission, aircraft experienced stuck flap.
      • Emergency procedures failed and crew of four was ordered to eject..
      • Flight engineer SSgt Harold A Kasparek failed to leave the aircraft and was killed in the crash.
      • Pilot Capt Charles S Soloske, 1/Lt Doyle C Williams and SSgt Richard H Shepard bailed out successfully.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-017
  • TAC-DM-593C.
  • Available 12Aug48.
  • Accepted, 30Sep48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Oct48.
    • Assigned to Oklahoma AMA 25Oct48.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 23Apr49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 30Dec49.
    • Transferred to the 2602nd Tow Target Sqn Biggs 16Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23May50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16May52.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 08Sep52.
    • Converted to TB-45A 08Sep52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 03Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23Mar53.
      • Major accident, El Paso International Airport, TX, 17May54.
      • Aircraft landed on two wheels following nose gear failure.
      • Capt Everett G Walker, 1/Lt William Dursteler and SSgt William Murray OK.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 09Jul54.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 05Nov54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Feb55.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 04May55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Sep55.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 12Oct55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16Apr56.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 21Aug56.
    • Transferred to Davis Monthan 12Dec57.
    • Authorised for reclamation 27Feb58.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-018
  • APG-DL-1031.
  • Available 26Jul48.
  • Accepted 02Sep48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 13Sep48.
    • Assigned to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 16Sep48
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 12Apr49
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 21Aug49
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 24Dec49
    • Transferred to the 2602nd Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23Mar50
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23May50
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 23Nov51
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 09Jan52
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 03Mar52
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 20Jun53
    • Converted to TB-45A 02Sep53
    • Transferred to the 2nd Tow Target Sqn New Castle 11Dec52
    • Transferred to the 2nd Tow Target Sqn Mitchel 21Dec53
    • Transferred to the 4750th TGp Yuma 09Jan54
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADGp Yuma 01Sep54
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 01Apr55
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Jul55
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 23Aug55
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 22Sep55
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 07May56
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Vincent 09Oct56
  • Delivered to the United States Navy, 21Mar57

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-019
  • TAC-DM-593C.
  • Available 04Aug48
  • Accepted 31Aug48
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Sep48.
    • Assigned to Oklahoma AMA 21Sep48.
    • Transferred to the San Bernardino AMA 08Mar49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 29Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS Langley 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 21Jan50.
    • Transferred to the 2602nd Tow Target Sqn Biggs 20Apr50.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 23May50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 27Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 02Sep52.
    • Converted to TB-45A.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 01Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 19May54.
    • Transferred to Davis Monthan 12Dec57.
      • Authorised for reclamation 27Feb58.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-020
  • TAC-DM-593C.
  • Available 26Aug48.
  • Accepted 02Sep48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 21Sep48.
  • Assigned Oklahoma AMA 21Sep48.
  • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 08Mar49.
  • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 09Aug49.
  • Transferred to the 84th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
  • Transferred to the 84th BS Langley 19Oct49.
  • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 22Feb50.
  • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 21Apr50.
  • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George 11Jun52.
  • Converted to TB-45A 21Aug52.
  • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA03Nov52.
  • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George 05Nov52.
  • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 02Sep53.
  • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George 04Mar54.
  • Transferred to the 4750th TGp Yuma 15Mar54.
  • Transferred to the 4750th ADGp Yuma 01Sep54.
  • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 01Apr55.
  • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 20Jun55.
  • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 28Sep55.
  • Delivered to the United States Navy, 04Feb57.

North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-021
  • AMC-DL-1021.
  • Available 23Aug48.
  • Accepted 23Sep48
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 30Sep48
  • Bailed to NAA
  • Transferred to NACA Langley as NACA-121, 05Nov48
    • Converted to EB-45A, 31Feb49
    • declared obsolete 05Feb50
    • Written off, 14Aug52
      • crashed near Burrowsville, VA following right wing failure
      • Herbert H Hoover bailed out but failed to open his chute and was killed
      • John H Harper bailed out OK.
North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-021
North American B-45A Tornado/47-021 at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Langley Aeronautical Laboratory at Hampton, VA, USA.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45A-1-NA Tornado/47-022
  • TAC-DM-593C.
  • Available 09Sep48.
  • Accepted 15Sep48
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 29Sep48.
    • Assigned to Oklahoma AMA 30Sep48.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 08Mar49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 16Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS Langley 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 22Feb50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 26Jul50.
    • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George 17Jul52.
    • Converted to TB-45A 21Aug52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 24Sep52.
    • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George 13Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 1st Tow Target Sqn Biggs 02Sep53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 06Dec53.
    • Transferred to the 4th Tow Target Sqn George 21Dec53.
    • Transferred to the 4750th TGp Yuma 15Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADGp Yuma 01Sep54.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 01Apr55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 30Jun5.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 22Sep55.
  • Delivered to the United States Navy, 20Feb57.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-023
  • AMC-DL-1028.
  • Available 14Oct48.
  • Accepted 20Mar50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Mar50.
    • Loaned to NAA Long Beach 23Mar50.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 22Jun50 (bailment).
    • Converted to EB-45A 22Jun50.
    • Transferred to Wright ARDC 04Jul51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 21Dec52.
    • Transferred to Wright ARDC 30May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA16Aug55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 05Oct55 as TB-45A.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 05Jun56.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 26Oct56.
  • Delivered to the United States Navy, 21Mar57.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-024
  • AMC-9PB-75.
  • Available 25Feb49.
  • Accepted 25Feb49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 07Mar49.
    • Assigned to the 2759th Exp Wg Muroc 04Mar49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW Wright Patterson 03Oct49.
    • Converted to EB-45A 18Oct49.
    • Transferred to Ladd AFB 25Jan-17Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Exp Wg Edwards 29Apr50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 16Apr52.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW Edwards 21Sep52.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, (bailment) 15Feb54.
    • Converted to TB-45A 24Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 17th Tow Target Sqn Yuma 28Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 01Jul55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 02Jun56.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 17Sep56.
  • Delivered to the United States Navy, 04Feb57

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-025
  • APG-9PB-90.
  • Available 27Jan49.
  • Accepted 28Feb49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 07Mar49.
    • Assigned to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 09Mar49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 27Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 16Dec49.
    • Transferred to Wright ARDC 07Apr52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 16Apr52.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, (bailment) 19Sep52.
    • Transferred to Boeing Seattle (bailment) 14Aug54.
    • Converted to JB-45A 30Nov55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11May56.
    • Declared excess 29Jan58.
    • Authorised for reclamation 12Sep58.
North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-025
North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-025.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-026
  • APG-9PB-90.
  • Available 10Feb49.
  • Accepted 28Feb49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 07Mar49.
    • Assigned to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 10Mar49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 10May49.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 02Aug49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 09Jun52.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 24Sep52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 16Jan54.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 13May54.
    • Written off, 15Sep55.
      • Suffered twin engine fire on flight to Bryan AFB.
      • Crashed 19 miles southeast of Cleveland, TX.
      • Crew bailed out.
        • Maj Robert A Robinson (pilot) injured.
        • Capt Maurice A Rondeau (copilot) injured.
        • TSgt William W Brown (flight engineer) uninjured;.
        • SSgt HF Sinclair (flight mechanic) uninjured.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-027
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 23Feb49.
  • Accepted, 10Mar49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Mar49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 24Mar49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS/363rd TRG, Langley 06Apr50.
    • Transferred to the 3345th TTW Chanute 30Oct50.
      • Class 01Z (instructional) 03Nov50.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Langley 17Oct51 as Class 01A.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 18Oct51.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS/47th BW Langley 05Jun52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 15Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 25Apr54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Apr56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 21Oct56.
    • Transferred to the 3912th ABGp, RAF Bruntingthorpe, England, 19Jun58.
      • Declared excess and used for fire practice.
      • Salvaged 18Sep58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-028
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 02Mar49.
  • Accepted, 21Mar49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 01Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 4th FIW, Langley AFB, VA, 23Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS/363rd TRG, Langley AFB, VA, 10Apr50.
    • Written off, 06Oct50.
      • Caught fire and crashed 2½ miles south-southeast of Driver, VA (8 miles north of Suffolk, VA).
      • Capt George T Hollis (pilot) killed.
      • Capt Leo P Roberts (copilot) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-029
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 01Mar49.
  • Accepted, 23Mar49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 08Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 17May49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 06Apr50.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 12Mar51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 08Oct51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 01Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 25Jul54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Jan56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 18Jun56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 03Sep57.
    • Transferred to the 10th TRW, Spangdahlem AB, West Germany, 08Apr58.
      • Declared excess grounded.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 01Oct58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-030
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 09Mar49.
  • Accepted, 29Mar49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 14Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 15Apr49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to the 3345th TTW, Chanute AFV, IL, Class 01Z (instructional) 06Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 01Jun51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06Oct51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 19Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Jul52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 24Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 18Jan56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 22May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 14Feb58.
    • Transferred to the 7560th ABGp, RAF Alconbury, England, 16Jun58.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Declared excess/class 26 (school) 21Aug58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-031
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 23Mar49.
  • Accepted, 30Mar49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 01Jun49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 02Jun49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 06Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Exp Wg, Edwards AFB, CA, 17Feb51.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW, Edwards AFB, CA, 02Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 03Jun52.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW, Edwards AFB, CA, 13Aug52.
    • Written off, 01Oct52.
      • Involved in ground fire, Edwards AFB, CA, AFB, CA .
      • Record card says ‘A’ flying accident, not ground accident.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-032
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 16Mar49.
  • Accepted, 15Apr49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 19Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 20Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 4th FIW, Langley AFB, VA, 20Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS/363rd TRG, Langley AFB, VA, 23Mar50.
    • Written off at Langley AFB, VA, 28May50.
      • Left main gear folded on landing.
      • George B Thabault & crew OK

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-033
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 23Mar49.
  • Accepted, 14Apr49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 86th BS/47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 22Apr49.
    • Written off, 09Jun49.
      • Crashed 3 miles east of, Barksdale AFB, LA, AFB following explosion on downwind leg.
      • Capt Ralph L Smith killed.
      • Capt Milton O Costello killed.
      • Capt James L Louden seriously injured.
    • Reclamation complete 29Jul49.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-034
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 24Mar49.
  • Accepted, 22Apr49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 03May49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05May49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS , Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 4th FIW, Langley AFB, VA, 02Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS/363rd TRG, Langley AFB, VA, 13Mar50.
    • Written off, 07Jul50.
      • Stalled and crashed into woods at Floyds Knobs, IN.
      • Capt Walter J Hearn (pilot) uninjured.
      • 1/Lt George M Sliney (copilot) did not bail out and was killed.
      • 1/Lt Blake F White (bombardier) uninjured.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-035
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 01Apr49.
  • Accepted, 25Apr49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 04May49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 06May49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 12Mar51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 21Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 14Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 03Dec53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 04Jul54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 07Nov56.
    • Transferred to the 3920th ABGp, RAF Brize Norton, England, 23Jun58.
      • Declared excess.
      • Used for fire practice
    • salvaged, 07Oct58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-036
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 11Apr49.
  • Accepted, 26Apr49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 05May49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 06May49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 09Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 05Dec50.
    • Converted to EB-45A, 26Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Experimental Wg, Edwards AFB, CA, 24Feb51.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW, Edwards AFB, CA, 02Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 20May52.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW, Edwards AFB, CA, 09Sep52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Dec52.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW, Edwards AFB, CA, 27May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Jul54.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW, Edwards AFB, CA, 26Oct54.
    • Converted to JB-45A 01Dec55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 03Jan56 (storage).
    • Authorized for reclamation, 11Jul58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-037
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 30Jun49.
  • Accepted, 30Jun49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS/47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 25Jul49.
    • Written off, 12Aug49.
      • Crash-landed 3 miles northeast of Shreveport Airport, LA after engine failure.
      • Capt Joseph F Sneed (pilot) injured.
      • 1/Lt Alvin R Heslep (copilot) injured.
      • Capt John Gailen (bombardier) injured.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-038
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 18Apr49.
  • Accepted, 29Apr49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 11May49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 13May49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 14Nov50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW, Edwards AFB, CA, 23Nov51.
    • Converted to EB-45A, 15Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 6510th ABW, Edwards AFB, CA, 02Aug54.
    • Transferred to
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, (date?).
    • Converted to JB-45, 30Nov55.
    • Transferred to the 4750th ADW Yuma 14Mar56 as TB-45A.
      • Written off, 09Oct56, Vincent AFB, AZ.
      • Flown by Capt Forest E Rash.
      • During shake-down flight for upcoming rocket meet & after t/o the right gear failed to retract (apparent hyd fluid leak), pilot returned to base for emergency landing.
      • All hyd pressure and fluid were lost during landing and a/c could not brake.
      • A/C veered off runway and struck ditch collapsing nose gear.
    • Crew egressed safely.
    • Authorised for salvage, 26Dec56.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-039
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 18Apr49.
  • Accepted, 16Jun49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 01Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 21Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 17Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 30Mar52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 09Apr52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 25Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS/47th BG, 1953
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Mar53.
      • Written off, 08Oct53.
      • Crashed 2 miles northeast of Lakeview, CA following stall on shakedown flight from Norton AFB by Sculthorpe-based 47th BG crew.
      • Maj Louis B Panther (pilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt Robert J Ford (copilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt Craig E Crowley (navigator) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-040
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 08Jun49.
  • Accepted, 23Jun49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 29Jun49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 30Jun49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS , Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS/363rd TRG, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Written off, 03Feb50.
      • Gear up landing at Langley AFB, VA, AFB following total engine failure.
      • Capt Hubert M Blair (instructor pilot) OK.
      • William G Rettig OK.
    • Transferred to the 4th MSGp, Langley AFB, VA, 07Feb50 for reclamation.
    • Aircraft had 60 hrs 10 min TT

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-041
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 02May49.
  • Accepted, 24Jun49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 29Apr49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 30Jun49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp Brookley 20Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS Brookley 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 31Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 4th MSGp, Langley AFB, VA, 07Feb50.
    • Transferred to the 4th FIW, Langley AFB, VA, 20Feb50.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 27Feb50.
    • Transferred to the 3345th TTW Chanute 25Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 08Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 21Dec50.
    • Written off, Barksdale AFB, LA, due to engine failure on landing, 21Mar51.
      • Capt Melvin W Kaiser (pilot) killed.
      • 2/Lt Floyd Heberling (copilot) killed.
      • Capt KE Nevill (navigator) killed.
      • Firefighter Sgt William H Shelton killed on ground when a/c exploded.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-042
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 23May49.
  • Accepted, 15Jul49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 25Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS , Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 322nd SRS/91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 12Oct51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 22Oct51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 01Jul52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 01Oct53.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 06Nov56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Molesworth 21Apr57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 09Apr58 (excess grounded).
    • Authorized for reclamation, 19Jun58

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-043
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 20May49.
  • Accepted, 30Jun49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 25Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS Brookley 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 31Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 10May51.
    • Transferred to the 322nd SRS/91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 09May52.
    • Transferred to the 59th AD Burtonwood 10Oct52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 30May54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 22Sep55.
    • Transferred to the 7559th Maint Gp Burtonwood 11Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 3110th Maint Gp Burtonwood 01Jan56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 09Oct56.
    • Transferred to
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 28Mar57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 02Dec57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 27Jan58.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 28Mar58.
    • Transferred to the 3914th ABSqn Chelveston 10Jul58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 26Jan59.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-044
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 09May49.
  • Accepted, 07Jul49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 15Jul49.
    • Written off, 31Aug49.
      • Crashed 1½ miles south of Belcher, LA following fuel fire and explosion shortly after takeoff.
      • Maj Paul B Neafus (pilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt Donald A Paulson (copilot) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-045
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 23May49.
  • Accepted, 14Jul49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 25Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp Brookley 23Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS Brookley 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 03Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 22Dec50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 25Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 17Nov51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 14Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 15Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Dec55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 11May56.
    • Recommended for reclamation 19Nov56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 09Jan57 recommended for reclamation.
    • Authorised for salvage, 14Jan57.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-046
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 24May49.
  • Accepted, 14Jul49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 25Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS , Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS, Barksdale AFB, LA, 22Dec50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 30Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 03Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01Jul53.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 04Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 28Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 15Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 18Nov55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 03May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 22Apr56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 05Mar58.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 27Mar58.
    • Written off, 13Jun58.
      • Stolen by mechanic in apparent suicide.
      • Crashed 3 minutes after taking off from RAF, RAF Alconbury, England, onto railway line near Wood Walton.
      • A/2c Vernon L Morgan killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-047
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 03Jun49.
  • Accepted, 25Jul49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 03Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 09Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 21Sep50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 26Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 08Mar52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 14Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 26Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 15Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 17Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 13Feb56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20Dec57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 18Jan58.
    • Transferred to the 3970th ABGp Torrejon 11Jun58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 21Aug58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-048
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 03Jun49.
  • Accepted, 04Aug49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 23Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Brookley 20Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS Brookley 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 31Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 10Sep51.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 05Aug51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 06Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 24Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 04Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29May53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 02Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 15Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 08Dec55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01Jan56.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 15Feb56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 21Jun56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 09Jan58.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 31Jan58.
    • Transferred to the 3973rd ABGp Moron 11Jun58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 09Oct58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-049
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 01Jul49.
  • Accepted, 18Aug49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 23Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS , Barksdale AFB, LA, 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 4th FIW, Langley AFB, VA, 20Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 31Mar50.
    • Crashed, Langley AFB, VA, AFB 09Jan51 (Warren T Whitmore)
    • Transferred to the 363rd RW, Langley AFB, VA, 16Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 06Mar51.
    • Recommended reclamation 26Oct52 – note that there is no record for this aircraft after this date, though it appears to have been bailed to the Westinghouse company after 1952 for J40 testing.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-050
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 15Aug49.
  • Accepted, 11Oct49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 08Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 10Nov49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 03Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 10Aug51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 21Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BG, Langley AFB, VA, 13Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 25Aug54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 05Dec56.
    • (damaged in ground fire?).
    • Class 26 (school) 05Apr57.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-051
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 08Jun49.
  • Accepted, 30Sep49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 08Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 10Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 22Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 21Dec51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Dec52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 19Jan54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 12Jul55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 29Feb56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 27Jan58.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 12Feb58.
    • Transferred to the 3973rd ABGp, Moron AB, Spain, 11Jun58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 09Oct58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-052
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 07Jul49.
  • Accepted, 12Aug49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 24Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 24Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp Brookley 20Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS Brookley 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 03Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 4th MSGp, Langley AFB, VA, 07Feb50.
    • Transferred to the 4th FIW, Langley AFB, VA, 20Feb50.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 27Feb50.
    • Transferred to the 4th FIW, Langley AFB, VA, 29Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 20Apr50.
    • Transferred to the 324th SRS/91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 19Feb51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 352nd SRS/91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 31Mar52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 07Apr52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 12Jul52.
    • Written off, 20Oct52.
      • Failed to get airborne on take-off from, Lockbourne AFB, OH.
      • landing gear collapsed and a/c exploded.
      • Capt Floyd E Wilhelm (pilot) killed.
      • Capt Jack A Trapp (copilot) killed.
      • Capt OV Fraker (navigator) killed.
      • SSgt Roger B Thompson (crew chief) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-053
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 24Aug49.
  • Accepted, 30Sep49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 25Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 01Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 21Sep50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06Mar51.
      • (transient maint at Andrews AFB 14Mar52-15Dec53).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 03Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 22Sep55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Jun56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Nov56.
    • Transferred to the 48th FBW Chaumont 27Jun58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 23Jul58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-054
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 08Jul49.
  • Accepted, 18Aug49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 23Aug49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp Brookley 20Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS Brookley 01Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 30Oct49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 18Oct51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 14Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 03Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 18Oct54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 06Jan57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May57.
    • Transferred to the 48th FBW Chaumont 25Jun58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 23Jul58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-055
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 01Aug49.
  • Accepted, 26Aug49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 07Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Barksdale AFB, LA, 07Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp Brookley 20Sep49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS Brookley 05Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 31Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 07Feb51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 10Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 15Dec51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 13Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 01Jan54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 20Jul55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 02Dec55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 21May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 06Sep57.
    • Transferred to the 60th TCW, Dreux AB, France, 08Apr58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 05Jun58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-056
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 30Sep49.
  • Accepted, 30Sep49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 09Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 09Nov49.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 02Jul51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 15Dec51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 17Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 06Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 26Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 19Dec53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 23Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Recommended for reclamation, RAF Alconbury, England, 05Mar58.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 04Apr58.
    • Moved to the fire dump. Noted there (derelict but substantially complete) as late as 1964
    • Sold to Basildon Salvage Company for scrap. In 1964?

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-057
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 07Sep49.
  • Accepted, 15Nov49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 26Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 21Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 17Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 30Mar52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06Jun52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 23Sep52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 22Apr53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 29Jan53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01Aug55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 26Mar56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 28May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 19Jun57.
    • Transferred to the 3906th ABGp, Sidi Slimane AB, Morocco 11Jun58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Declared obsolete 24Jun58
North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-057
B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-057/BE-057, 84th BS/47th BW (Light) at RAF Sculthorpe, England, circa mid-1950s.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-058
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 09Sep49.
  • Accepted, 11Oct49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 10Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 15Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 22May50.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 19Jul50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 10Oct51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 25Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Aug54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 21Jan56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 09May56.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 22Dec56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 15Apr57.
    • Transferred to the 3909th ABGp, RAF Greenham Common, England, 31Oct58.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 31Oct58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-059
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 30Sep49.
  • Accepted, 15Nov49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 28Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 03Jan51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 01Feb52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 08Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 23Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 14Jan54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20May55.
    • Written off, 30Jan56, 3 miles east of Brandon, UK on landing at RAF Lakenheath in bad weather.
      • Capt George W Duncan, Jr (pilot) killed.
      • Capt John Murray (copilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt John O’Mahoney (navigator) killed.
      • Sgt John Butts (tail gunner) survived.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-060
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 06Oct49.
  • Accepted, 13Dec49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 09Jan50.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 11Jan50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 28Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 07Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 28Mar52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 03Jun52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 23Sep52.
    • Written off, 14Dec52.
      • Exploded and crashed north of Darbyville, OH just after take-off from Lockbourne AFB, OH, due to engine fire.
      • Capt Eugene Snyder (pilot) uninjured.
      • Maj John E Dougherty (copilot) uninjured.
      • 1/Lt John S Grace (navigator) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-061
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 11Oct49.
  • Accepted, 15Nov49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 26Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 13Dec49.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 12Mar51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 31Jan52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 22Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 05Jun52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Sep54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 16Mar55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 17Sep57.
    • Transferred to the 20th FBW, RAF Woodbridge, England, 04Apr58 (excess).
    • Declared excess grounded 22May58.
    • Transferred to Class 26 (school) 20Nov58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-062
  • CNC-DL-1029.
  • Available 10Oct49.
  • Accepted, 16Nov49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 28Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 04Apr50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 15Dec51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 15Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 26Nov52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29May53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 15Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 13Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 13Feb56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 81st FBW, RAF Bentwaters, England, 04Apr58 (excess).
    • Authorized for reclamation, 28May58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-063
  • AMC-0PB-118.
  • Available 17Nov49.
  • Accepted, 13Dec49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 17Jan50.
    • Assigned to the 2759th Exp Wg, Edwards AFB, CA, (17Jan50?).
    • Transferred to Sacramento AMA 26Apr50.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 08May50, 4925th Special Weapons Gp Kirtland 06Jun50.
    • Converted to EB-45A, 01Nov50.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 08Jul51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 26Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Wg Kirtland 21Jul52.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 05Nov52 (bailment).
    • Converted to B-45A 05Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 6515th Maint Gp, Edwards AFB, CA, 09Mar55.
    • Converted to TB-45A 01May55.
    • Transferred to the AF Test Center, Edwards AFB, CA, 01Apr57.
  • Transferred to the United States Navy, 04Jun57.
  • Transferred to the New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology, Socorro, NM.
  • Nose section now with Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-064
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 20Oct49.
  • Accepted, 20Dec49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BG, Langley AFB, VA, 04Apr51.
    • Written off, 12Dec51.
      • Suffered double engine failure after take-off.
      • Crashed in Chesapeake Bay, 3 miles northeast of Buckroe Beach, VA.
      • Capt Russell W Gibbons (pilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt Russell E Leggett (copilot) killed.
      • Capt Melvin W Knuth (navigator) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-065
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 18Nov49.
  • Accepted, 14Dec49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 04Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 27Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Jan54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20Jun54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 03Oct56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 02Mar57.
    • Transferred to the 3910th ABGp, RAF Lakenheath, England, 19Jun58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 02Oct58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-066
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 07Dec49.
  • Accepted, 15Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 02Mar50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 28Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 06Feb52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 14Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Jul54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 26Nov54.
    • Transferred to the 3970th ABGp, Torrejon AB, Spain, 01Aug58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 21Aug58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-067
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 07Dec49.
  • Accepted, 22Dec49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 28Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 13Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 28Sep54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 11Feb55.
    • Transferred to the 7425th Supp Gp, Hahn AB, West Germany, 15May58.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 26Jun58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-068
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 07Dec49.
  • Accepted, 15Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 02Mar50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 08Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 09Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 23Jan52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 13Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 27Nov54.
    • Transferred to the 7330th FTW Furstenfeldbruck 02Mar56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 10Apr56.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 11Mar57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 18Jul57.
    • Transferred to the 7312th Supp Sqn, Giebelstadt AB, West Germany, 19May58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 06Jun58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-069
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 07Dec49.
  • Accepted, 15Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 02Mar50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 20Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 18Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 08Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Aug54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 29Nov54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 23Apr57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 05Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 3974th ABGp, Zaragosa AB, Spain, 08Oct58.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Declared obsolete 17Sep59

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-070
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 12Jul49.
  • Accepted, 15Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 02Mar50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 23Apr51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 16Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Written off, 14Dec52.
      • Crashed 9 miles from Furstenfeldbruck AB, West Germany after wing failed.
      • Maj Robert E Grovert (pilot) OK.
      • Louis A Goelby (copilot) and two navigators killed.
      • A/1c Dale Hamilton OK.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-071
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 15Dec49.
  • Accepted, 15Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 22Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 25May51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 09Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 18Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 13Dec54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 31Mar55.
    • Written off, 03Jun57.
      • Following engine fire during climb for practice bomb run.
      • Crashed 1 mile east-southeast of Field Dalling, Norfolk, England.
      • Capt William J Royle (instructor pilot) 1/Lt Edwin L Phillips (copilot), 1/Lt Edward G Newyear (navigator) and Sgt Kenneth A Seaborn all bailed out OK.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-072
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 15Dec49.
  • Accepted, 16Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 16Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 22Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 01Jun51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 19Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 13Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 14Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 28Feb55.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 12Jul55.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 27Jul55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Oct55.
    • Written off, 14Mar56 at RAF Sculthorpe, England.
      • Pilot Maj Keith Conley forced to make emergency landing with engine fire in #1, followed by fire in #2.
      • Crew ok.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 12Jun56.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-073
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 19Dec49.
  • Accepted, 21Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 21Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 02Mar50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 08Jun51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 14Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Aug54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 11Aug56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 09Mar57.
    • Transferred to the 3936th ABS, Boulhaut AB, Morocco 07Jul58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • lost to Code I (obsolete) 06Aug59

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-074
  • STO-0PB-106 Available 22Dec49.
  • Accepted, 21Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 22Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 08Jun51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 12Jan52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 08Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 25Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 24Apr54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Mar56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 29Aug56.
    • Transferred to the 66th TRW, Sembach AB, West Germany, 19May58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 16Jun58

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-075
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 21Feb50.
  • Accepted, 21Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 23Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 24Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 85th BS/47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 08Jun51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 17Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 19Mar52.
    • Written off, 21Mar52.
      • Crashed in storm while on a ferry flight, 10 miles west of Paducah TX (near Cow Hollow Tank), shortly after take-off from Reese AFB following mechanical failure.
      • 1/Lt Billy M Reynolds (pilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt Winfred R Weller (copilot) killed.
      • Cpl Henry G Geiger (gunner) killed.
      • Pfc Thomas F Penninger (gunner) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-076
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 21Feb50.
  • Accepted, 21Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 08Jun51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS/47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 06Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Nov54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 31Mar55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 13Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 02Nov55.
    • Transferred to the 7206th Supp Gp, Aviano AB, Italy, 10Jul58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 10Jul58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-077
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 21Feb50.
  • Accepted, 21Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 24Apr51.
    • Transferred to the ARDC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 12Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 19Dec51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Dec51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 03May52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 31Jul54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 06Dec54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 22Sep55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 15May56.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 24Mar57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 06Jul57.
    • Transferred to the 66th TRW, Sembach AB, West Germany, 15May58 (excess grounded).
    • Transferred to the 7227th Supp Gp, Sembach AB, West Germany, 18Jun58.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 30Sep58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-078
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 22Feb50.
  • Accepted, 22Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 08Jun51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 19Jan52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 11Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 21Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 07Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 24Sep54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 13Jan57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 23May57.
    • Declared excess 11Aug58.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 21Aug58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-079
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 22Feb50.
  • Accepted, 22Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 27Jan52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 21Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 01Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 24Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 11Apr56.
    • Declared excess, 20Jun58.
    • Transferred to the 3913rd ABGp, RAF Mildenhall, England, 05Aug58.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 19Sep58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-080
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available 22Feb50.
  • Accepted, 22Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 21Jul51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 02Oct51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 26Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 14Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 23Sep54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 24Feb57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 14Jun57.
    • Transferred to the 3926th ABGp, Ben Guerir AB, Morocco, 07Jul58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 31Jul58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-081
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 22Feb50.
  • Accepted, 22Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 28Jun51.
    • Transferred to the 115th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 07Sep51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Dec51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 11Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 14Jan55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 27Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 3926th ABGp, Ben Guerir AB, Morocco, 07Jul58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 31Jul58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-082
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 22Feb50.
  • Accepted, 22Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 26Jul51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 02Oct51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 14Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 20Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 14Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 12Nov54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 31Mar55.
    • Transferred to the 3963rd ABS, Boulhaut AB, Morocco, 07Jul58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • lost to Code I (obsolete) 06Aug59

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-083
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 23Feb50.
  • Accepted, 23Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 08Oct51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 08Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 18Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 22Oct54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 06Mar55.
    • Written off, 20Sep57.
      • Crashed at West Raynham, Norfolk 2 minutes after take-off from RAF, RAF Sculthorpe, England, following engine fire.
      • Maj Tegino V di Salvo (pilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt Gustave E Budruweit killed.
      • 1/Lt Floyd E Martin killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-084
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 23Feb50.
  • Accepted, 23Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 29Jun51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 10Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 07Dec54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 27May55.
    • Transferred to the 7030th Supp Gp, Ramstein AB, West Germany, 26Jun58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 03Sep58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-085
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 23Feb50.
  • Accepted, 23Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 12Jul51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 08Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 11Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS .
    • Written off, 28Mar52.
      • Lost shortly after taking off from, Langley AFB, VA, AFB.
      • Crashed into Chesapeake Bay 2½ miles north of Plum Tree Island, VA.
        • Capt Roland C Parnell (pilot) killed.
        • 2/Lt Heber J Whiteside (copilot) killed.
        • 1/Lt Phillip R Dunlap (navigator) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-086
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 23Feb50.
  • Accepted, 23Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 19Jul51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 10Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 11Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 14Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01Sep54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 18Feb55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 26Sep57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 05Feb58.
    • Recommended for reclamation 05Mar57.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 04Apr58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-087
  • 1952: USAF 84th BS (47th BG)
  • 8/8/1958: Withdrawn from use at RAF Sculthorpe, England
  • Sent to Zaragosa AB, Spain for fire practice use.
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 23Feb50.
  • Accepted, 23Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
  • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
  • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 10Sep51.
  • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 20Jan52.
  • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 28Feb52.
  • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 15May52.
  • 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 07Mar52.
  • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 15May52.
  • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
  • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06Apr55.
  • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Aug55.
  • 3974th ABGp Zaragoza 08Oct58 (excess). declared obsolete 17Sep59

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-088
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 24Feb50.
  • Accepted, 24Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 85th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 21Aug51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 14Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 84th BS/47th BGp, Langley AFB, VA, 12Mar52.
    • Written off, 26May52.
      • Crashed after in-flight explosion, 4 miles northeast of Franklin, VA.
      • 1/Lt Herbert W Remington (pilot) killed.
      • 2/Lt Jerry O Causey (copilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt Anthony S Butler (navigator) killed.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-089
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 24Feb50.
  • Accepted, 24Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 23Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 23Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 19Aug54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 10Dec54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 12May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 31Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 49th FBW, Etain AB, France, 13May58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 22Nov58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-090
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 24Feb50.
  • Accepted, 24Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 09Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 422nd BS, Langley AFB, VA, 06Jan55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 31Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 422nd BS, Langley AFB, VA, 11Jun53.
    • Transferred to the 3201st ABW Eglin 22Jan54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 15Sep54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 10Feb55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 15Sep56.
    • Transferred to the 3906th ABGp, Sidi Slimane AB, Morocco, 11Aug58.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorised for salvage, 11Aug58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-091
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 24Feb50.
  • Accepted, 24Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28 Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 09Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 16Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 23Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 21Oct54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 21Apr57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 27Jul57.
    • Transferred to the 66th TRW, Laon AB, France 11Jul58 (excess).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 14Jul58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-092
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 24Feb50.
  • Accepted, 24Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28 Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 14Sep51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 25Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 11Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 115th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 12May52.
    • Transferred to the 422nd BS, Langley AFB, VA, 01Jan53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 422nd BS, Langley AFB, VA, 14May53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Feb54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 25Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 22Dec54.
    • Transferred to the 10th TRW, Spangdahlem AB, West Germany, 09Apr58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 01Oct58

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-093
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 27Feb50.
  • Accepted, 27Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28 Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 25Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 12Feb52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 20Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS/47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 20Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 115th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 02Jun52.
    • Transferred to the 422nd BS, Langley AFB, VA, 01Jan53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 12Aug53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 16Aug54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 29Oct56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 14May57.
    • Declared excess, 20Jun58.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 21Aug58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-094
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 27Feb50.
  • Accepted, 27Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28 Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 84th BS/47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 10Jan51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 22Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 85th BS/47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 19Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 115th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 02Jun52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 422nd BS, Langley AFB, VA, 07Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 23Jun53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 09Nov54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 16Mar55.
    • Transferred to the 50th FBW, Toul AB, France, 24Apr58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 29Oct58.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-095
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 27Feb50.
  • Accepted, 27Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 25Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Langley AFB, VA, 21Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 115th BS, Langley AFB, VA, 27May52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 07Jan53.
    • Transferred to 422nd BS, Langley AFB, VA, 23Jun53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 12Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 02Jun54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 15Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 22Mar56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 11Sep56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 317th TCW, Evreux AB, France, 08Apr58 (excess grounded)
      • Used for fire practice.

North American B-45A-5-NA Tornado/47-096
  • STO-0PB-106.
  • Available, 27Feb50.
  • Accepted, 27Feb50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 28Feb50 (storage).
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 04Feb51.
    • Converted to EB-45A, 25Feb51.
    • Transferred to Westinghouse, Caldwell 15Jul52 (bailment)
      • Used as a testbed for the Westinghouse J34 turbojet.
      • Curtiss-Wright J67 test bed 54/55?.
    • Transferred to AMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 05Jan55.
    • Transferred to Westinghouse, Caldwell 31Mar55.
    • Converted to JB-45A 30Nov55.
    • Transferred to Westinghouse Wood Ridge 31Dec55.
    • Transferred to the United States Navy, 23Apr57.
North American JB-45A Tornado/47-096 with test engine mounted (probably a Westinghouse J34 turbojet)
North American JB-45A Tornado/47-096 with test engine mounted (probably a Westinghouse J34 turbojet).
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45A/47-097
  • STT-DL-1028.
  • Available, 27Apr48.
  • Accepted, 27Apr48.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 29Apr48.
  • Assigned to the 4000th Base, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, 30Apr48.
  • “This aircraft Accepted, 27 April 1948 by USAF PR and delivered 29 April 1948, a static test article, will not be included in production totals. A serial number was assigned for a one-time flight from factory to Wri-Pat AFB and the serial number will be cancelled upon the planes’ [sic] arrival at this HQ”.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-001
  • AMC-9PB-124.
  • Available, 04May49.
  • Accepted, 24May49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 24May49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, on bailment 24May49.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach bailment 07Feb51.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Group Kirtland 02Sep51.
    • Converted to EB-45C 02Sep51.
    • Dropped nuclear bomb during Operation Buster-Jangle, 01Nov51.
    • Dropped nuclear bomb during Operation Tumbler-Snapper, 01May52 .
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 23Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 28Jul54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 15Nov55.
    • Converted to JB-45C 19Jan56.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 23Jan56.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 22Oct56.
    • Donated Museum 11Mar57.
North American B-45C Tornado/48-001
North American B-45C Tornado/48-001.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45C Tornado/48-002
  • AMC-9PB-67.
  • Available, 23Jun49.
  • Accepted, 13Jul49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Jul49.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABGp Wright Patterson 18Jul49.
    • Converted to to EB-45C 18Oct49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Exp Wg, Muroc, CA, 14Dec49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Exp Wg, Edwards AFB, CA, 17Mar50.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW Wright Patterson 20Mar50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 25Jun51.
    • Transferred to Allison Division Indianapolis 21Nov51 (bailment).
    • Transferred to “MAPDI” (unknown) Chicago 01May52 (bailment).
    • Transferred to Allison Division Indianapolis 12Sep52 (bailment).
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Feb53.
    • Transferred to Allison Division Indianapolis 08Apr53 (bailment).
    • Transferred to McDonnell St Louis 15Nov53 (bailment).
    • Transferred to Allison Division Indianapolis 30Nov55 as JB-45C.
    • Transferred to the United States Navy, 22Apr57.
North American B-45C Tornado/48-002
North American B-45C Tornado/48-002.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45C Tornado/48-003
  • Available 06Sep49.
  • Crash-landed on golf course at Lakewood Country Club, Maywood, CA on 15Sep49 after No.4 engine caught fire on landing at Long Beach.
    • Col Arthur W Schmitt (pilot and AF representative) uninjured
    • Franklin Parry (NAA electrical inspector) uninjured
    • Joe Silver (NAA flight line crew chief) uninjured
    • Virgil Crawford (NAA radar mechanic) slightly injured

North American B-45C Tornado/48-004
  • APG-9PB-138.
  • Available 01Aug49.
  • Accepted 26Sep49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Nov49.
    • Assigned to the 3200th PTGp Eglin 25Nov49.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Special Weapons Gp Kirtland 25May50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 30Aug50.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Special Weapons Gp Kirtland 05Dec50.
    • Converted to EB-45C 05Dec50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 09Nov51.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 08Dec51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA15Apr52.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 21Aug52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA15Jun53.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 23Jul53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA24Aug54.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 02Jan55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 12Oct55.
    • Converted to JB-45C 13Jan56.
    • Transferred to Rome Development Center Griffiss 10May56.
    • Declared excess, grounded 30Apr58.
    • Authorised for reclamation 10Dec58.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-005
  • AMC-0PB-27.
  • Available, 23Sep49.
  • Accepted, 21Nov49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 06Dec49.
    • Transferred to the 2759th Exp Wg, Muroc, CA, 06Dec49.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 27Feb51.
    • Transferred to the 4925th Special Weapons Gp Kirtland 16May51.
    • Converted to to EB-45C 15May51.
    • Transferred to Northrop, Hawthorne 20May52 (bailment Snark project).
    • Converted to to EDB-45C 10Jun52.
    • Transferred to Patrick AMC 14Nov52.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 07Apr53 (bailment).
      • ‘A’ flying accident 12Aug53
      • Burnt-out in a ground accident at Los Angeles Airport
North American B-45C Tornado/48-005
North American B-45C Tornado/48-005.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45C Tornado/48-006
  • AMC-0PB-51.
  • Available, 07Dec49.
  • Accepted, 05Jan50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 10Jan50.
    • Assigned to the 2750th ABWg, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, 12Jan50.
    • Written off, 24Feb50.
      • Caught fire and crashed on take-off from, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, AFB, crashed 8 miles north of Dayton, OH.
        • Wg Cdr Derek S Pain (RAF exchange pilot) killed.
        • MSgt Darel R Snyder killed.
        • Capt John L Armstrong parachuted OK.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-007
  • APG-9PB-138.
  • Available 08Nov49.
  • Accepted 15Nov49.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Nov49.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 15Nov49 (bailment).
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 19Apr50.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 19Jun51.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 20Oct51.
    • Transferred to Northrop Hawthorne 17Apr52 (bailment Snark project).
    • Converted to EDB-45C 10Jun52.
    • Converted to JDB-45C 30Nov55.
    • Converted to JB-45C 16Jan56.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 04Sep58.
  • Transferred to museum 24Apr59.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-008
  • AMC-0PB-63.
  • Available, 16Jan50.
  • Accepted, 31Jan50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 09Feb50.
    • Assigned to the 2750th ABGp Wright Patterson 10Feb50.
    • Converted to EB-45C 05Oct50.
    • Transferred to NAA Long Beach 22Nov50 (contract modification).
    • Transferred to the 4925th Test Gp Kirtland 23Feb51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06May54.
    • Transferred to Rome Development Center Griffiss 28Jun55 as EB-45C.
    • Converted to JB-45C 01Dec55.
    • Transferred to US Army 19Dec56.

North American B-45C Tornado/48-009
  • AMC-0PB-78.
  • Available, 26Jan50.
  • Accepted, 22Mar50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 20Apr50.
    • Transferred to General Electric Long Beach 28Apr50 (bailment test of J53 engine).
    • Transferred to General Electric Schenectady 03Jul51 (bailment).
      • GE J47, J73 and J79 test bed, 1951 thru 1957.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 11May53.
    • Transferred to General Electric Schenectady 29Jun53 (bailment).
    • Converted to JB-45C 30Nov55.
    • Transferred to the United States Navy, 29Apr57.
North American JB-45C Tornado/48-009 with test engine mounted
North American JB-45C Tornado/48-009 with test engine mounted.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American B-45C Tornado/48-010
  • AMC-0PB-78.
  • Available 31Jan50.
  • Accepted 14Apr50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 21Apr50.
    • Transferred to the 2750th ABW Wright Patterson 21Apr50.
    • Converted to EB-45C 01May50.
    • Transferred to General Electric, Schenectady 09Jun50 (bailment).
      • GE J47 Accelerated Service Test 1950.
    • Transferred to Pratt & Whitney Hartford 11Jun52 (bailment).
    • Converted to JB-45C 30Nov55.
    • Converted to NB-45C 04Apr57.
    • in use to at least .63.
  • National Museum of the USAF, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 1971-2021.
WARBIRD REGISTRY PROFILE

North American B-45C Tornado/48-010
North American B-45C Tornado/48-010.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-011
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 12Apr50.
  • Accepted, 30Sep50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 10Oct50.
    • Assigned to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 11Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 07May51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 15Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 28Jan53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Jul53.
    • Transferred to the 19th SRS Shaw 22Dec53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 23Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 28Jun54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 10Aug55.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20Jan56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 17Jun57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • obsolete 01Oct57.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-012
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 01Jun50.
  • Accepted, 04Jan51.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 10Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Mar53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 27May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 21Aug53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 24Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 05Sep56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 30Mar57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 3131st Maint Gp, Chateauroux AB, France, 02Oct57.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 13Jan58.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-012 being mid-air refueled KB-29P Superfortress/44-86363.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-012 being mid-air refueled KB-29P Superfortress/44-86363.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-013
  • CNC-0PB-83.
  • Available, 08Jun50.
  • Accepted, 24Jul50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 24Jul50.
    • Allotted forLangley AFB, VA.
    • assignment to SAC cancelled 21Jul50.
    • Enroute to 84th BS Yokota 09Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 22Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 10Aug52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 12Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 15Apr53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 08Sep53.
    • Converted to B-45C 20Aug54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 03Sep54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 14Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 28Oct55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 7216th, Adana AB, Turkey, 28Apr58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 04Oct58
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-013.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-013.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-014
  • CNC-0PB-83.
  • Available, 19Jun50.
  • Accepted, 19Jul50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 24Jul50.
    • Allotted for, Langley AFB, VA, .
    • Assignment to SAC cancelled 21Jul50.
    • Enroute transferred to the 84th BS Yokota 09Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 22Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 20Nov52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 23Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 07May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 22Sep53.
    • Converted to B-45C 08Aug54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS/47th BG, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Aug54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 17Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 25Nov55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Molesworth, 01May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to the 7244th ABGp, Dharan Airfield, Saudi Arabia, 28Apr58 (excess grounded).
      • Used as a crash simulation aircraft by the base fire department.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 25May58.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-014
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-014.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-015
  • CNC-0PB-83.
  • Available, 08Jun50.
  • Accepted, 19Jul50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 24Jul50.
    • Assigned to the 84th BS Yokota 22Oct50.
      • Shot down by MiG-15s during recon of the Yalu River, North Korea, 04Dec50.
        • Maj Charles E McDonough (pilot) PoW – died in captivity 31Dec50.
        • Maj Jules E Young (copilot) killed.
        • Capt James J Picucci (navigator) killed.
        • Col John R Lovell (observer) PoW – died in captivity 10Dec50.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-016
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 05Jul50.
  • Accepted, 21Aug50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Aug50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 28Aug50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 04Oct51.
    • Written off, 06Jun52.
      • Crashed near Yokota AB, Japan due to failure of No.3 engine, which disabled the adjacent engine.
        • Capt Joseph L Schaffer (pilot) bailed out safely.
        • 1/Lt Calvin Pace (copilot) bailed out safely.
        • 1/Lt James W Deskin (navigator) bailed out safely.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-017
  • MC-9PB-84.
  • Available, 05Jul50.
  • Accepted. 31Jul50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 15Aug50.
    • Transfered to the 2750th ABW Wright Patterson, 13Sep50.
    • Converted to ERB-45C, 13Oct50.
    • Transfered to Pratt & Whitney Hartford, CT, 25Jun54 (bailment).
    • Converted to JRB-45C, 30Nov55.
    • Converted to NRB-45C, 04Apr57.
    • Last flight from Hartford. Ct to Offutt, NE for display at SAC Museum, 22Jun72.
  • Strategic Air & Space Museum Ashland, NE, 1971-2021.
WARBIRD REGISTRY PROFILE

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-017
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-017.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-018
  • APG-9PB-151.
  • Available, 08Jul50.
  • Accepted, 07Aug50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 09Aug50.
    • Assigned to the 3200th Proof Test Gp Eglin 17Aug50.
    • Transferred to Mobile AMA 30Jul51.
    • Transferred to the 3200th Proof Test Wg Eglin 11Apr52.
    • Written off, 16Jul53.
      • Crashed into Choctawhatchee Bay 200 yds off Jackson, MS after sustaining damage in storm.
      • Capt Maurice A Rondeau (pilot) and SSgt WW Brown (engineer) bailed out OK

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-019
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 14Jul50.
  • Accepted, 08Sep50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 18Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 19Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW Manston 17Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 11Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 17Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 23Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 09May52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 26Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 01May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 21Aug53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 18Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 12May54.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 09Nov56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 01May57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • obsolete 10Oct57

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-020
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 19Jul50.
  • Accepted, 31Aug50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 07Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 08Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May52.
    • Written off after hitting snow bank on landing at Goose Bay AB, Canada, 26Mar52.
      • Capt John S Leak & crew OK

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-021
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 24Jul50.
  • Accepted, 18Aug50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 25Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW Manston 17Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 11Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 15Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 31Dec51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 08Mar52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 01Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 25Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 01Feb53.
    • Transferred to the 91st Rec Flt Yokota 01Feb54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 25Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Composite Gp Yokota 02Nov54.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Reconnaissance Gp Yokota 01Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 17Jan57.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 05Sep57.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-021
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-021.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-022
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 31Jul50.
  • Accepted, 18Sep50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 22Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 25Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 12Mar53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 18Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 19Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 12May54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29May56.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20Nov56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 24Jul57.
    • Declared excess, 29Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Elvington 10Sep57 (obsolete)
      • Used for fire practice.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-022
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-022.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-023
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 02Aug50.
  • Accepted, 18Sep50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 20Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 21Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW Manston 16Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 11May51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 16Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the Wright Patterson ARDC 27Nov51.
    • Converted to ERB-45C 14Jan52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 31Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 25Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 18Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 23Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 16May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 24Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 06Sep54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 15Sep55.
    • Transferred to the 7330th FTW Furstenfeldbruck 20Dec55.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Molesworth 23May56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 01May57.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 13May57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Alconbury, England, 03Oct57.
    • Transferred to the 7250th Support Sqn, Ankara AS, Turkey, 28Apr58 (excess grounded).
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 11Aug58.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-024
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 16Aug50.
  • Accepted, 23Oct50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 30Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 01Nov50.
    • Crash landed at, Barksdale AFB, LA, AFB, LA 28Apr51.
      • Capt Frank W Hayslip & crew OK.
    • Reclamation and salvage instructions 23Nov51.
    • Recommended salvage, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 10Aug52.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-025
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 25Sep50.
  • Accepted, 08Dec50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 13Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 17Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 12Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 21Jan53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 01Feb53.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Composite Gp Yokota 11Aug54.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Reconnaissance Gp Yokota 01Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Dec55.
    • Transferred to storage 06Jan56.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 04Jun57.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-026
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 11Sep50.
  • Accepted, 18Oct50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 18Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 22Sep50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW Manston 16Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 11Mar51.
      • Written off in a hard landing at RAF Sculthorpe, England, 15Mar51 (Robert J Lyells).
    • Authorised for salvage, 01Aug51.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-027
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 18Sep50.
  • Accepted, 30Sep50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 11Oct50.
    • Assigned to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 15Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 15Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 02Aug52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 29Mar53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06Apr53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 15Dec53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 28Jun54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 19Aug55.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 24Jan56.
    • Declared excess, 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 81st FBW, RAF Shepherds Grove, England, 06Sep57.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Transferred to Class 26 04Apr58.
    • Still on charge 23Jun60

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-028
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 25Sep50.
  • Accepted, 31Oct50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 07Nov50.
    • Transferred to the 324th SRS/91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 08Nov51.
    • Crashed due to engine failure, near Plymouth, NC 09Feb51.
      • Capt Jack G Emerson (pilot).
      • Capt JE O’Neal.
      • Capt Roy L Jackman all OK.
    • Recommended salvage 20Aug51.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-029
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 21Aug50.
  • Accepted, 30Sep50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 10Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 11Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 03Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 15Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 04Feb53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 02May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 25Aug53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 18Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS/47th BG, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 12May54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 16Feb56.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, (bailment) 12Jun56 as JRB-45C.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 18Sep56.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 22Sep56 as RB-45C.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 7100th Support Wg, Wiesbaden AB, West Germany, 06Sep57.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 31Jan58.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-030
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 18Sep50.
  • Accepted, 11Oct50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 18Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 22Sep50, ‘A’ 07May51.
    • Exploded and crashed near Ellington AFB (15 miles southeast of Houston, TX), 05Jul51.
      • 1/Lt Claude L Couk (pilot) killed.
      • 1/Lt Robert L Hempen (copilot) blown clear and parachuted to safety.
      • Maj Robert C Reece (navigator) killed.
      • Maj Jerome M Rappaport (navigator) killed.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-031
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available 29Aug50.
  • Accepted 28Sep50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 03Oct50.
    • Assigned to the 323rd SRS/91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, , 04Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW Sculthorpe 07Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 30Mar52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 11Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 04Feb53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 13Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS/47th BG, Shaw 03Mar54.
    • Transferred to Wright ARDC 21Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 02Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Sculthorpe 02Apr54.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 14Feb57.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, Sculthorpe 27May57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 7310th ABGp Rhein Main 23Oct57.
      • Declared obsolete 14Nov57.
      • Used for fire practice.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-031
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-031 of the 323rd SRS/91st SRW at, Barksdale AFB, LA, AFB, LA, being refueled by a Boeing KB-29P Superfortress/44-84107 of the 91st Air Refueling Squadron.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-032
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 01Sep50.
  • Accepted, 27Oct50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 31Oct50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 01Nov50.
    • Crashed into hillside 6 miles southeast of Goose Bay AB, Labrador on approach to land in bad weather, 08Apr51.
      • 1/Lt Robert E Moray (pilot) killed.
      • Capt Roy L Jackman (copilot) killed.
      • Capt Roger S Elliott killed.
      • Capt Roy L Jackman (navigator) killed.
      • TSgt James J McArdle (crew chief) killed.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-033
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 26Sep50.
  • Accepted, 23Feb51.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 28Feb51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 12Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 05Feb53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 20Apr53.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Composite Gp Yokota 11Aug54.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Reconnaissance Gp Yokota 01Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 27Mar56.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 25Jun57.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-033 performing a rocket-assisted take off.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-033 performing a rocket-assisted take off.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-034
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 23Oct50.
  • Accepted, 31Oct50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 08Nov50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 09Nov50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 09May52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 15Apr53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 16Dec53.
    • Transferred to the 456th TMW Charleston 23Dec53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 27Feb54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 05Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 07Nov54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Jan56.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08Jun56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 17Jun57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 3131st Maint Gp, Chateauroux AB, France, 02Oct57.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 13Jan58.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-035
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 24Oct50.
  • Accepted, 27Nov50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 30Nov50.
    • Assigned to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 13Oct50.
    • Transferred to San Antonio AMA 18Jun51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 17Apr52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 03Feb53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 04Jun53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 18Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 10Mar54.
    • Transferred to Wright ARDC 18Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 06Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 12May54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 17Jun57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 7560th ABGp, RAF Alconbury, England, 09Sep57.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Transferred to Class 26 20Apr58.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-036
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available, 03Nov50.
  • Accepted, 07Dec50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 14Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 17Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 09May52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 25Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 18Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 17Jul53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Shaw 19Dec53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 28Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 19Jun54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 15Aug55.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 04Feb56.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 17Jun57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 3131st Maint Gp, Chateauroux AB, France, 02Oct57.
      • Used for fire practice.
    • Authorized for reclamation, 31Jan58

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-037
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available 09Nov50.
  • Accepted 11Dec50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 14Dec50.
    • Assigned to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 17Dec50.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW Sculthorpe 07Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 27Mar52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 01Dec52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 30Mar53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 26Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS (47th BG) Shaw 23Feb54.
    • Transferred to Wright ARDC 21Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW Sculthorpe 10Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS Sculthorpe 12May54.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 25Mar57.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 27Jul57.
    • Transferred to Authorised for reclamation 17Dec57.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-037
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-037.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-038
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available 06Dec50.
  • Accepted, 15Jan51.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 16Jan51.
    • Assigned to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 17Jan51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 07Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 26Mar52.
    • Transferred to the San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 02Nov52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 07Feb53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 20Apr53.
    • Transferred to the 6091st Rec Flt Yokota 01Feb54.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Composite Gp Yokota 11Aug54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 17Jan55.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Composite Gp Yokota 06Jun55.
    • Transferred to the 6007th Reconnaissance Gp Yokota 01Sep55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 21May56.
    • Authorised for reclamation, 25Jul57.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-039
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available 18Dec50.
  • Accepted, 26Dec50.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 12Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 13Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 13Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 26Mar52.
    • Written off, 24Dec52.
      • Crashed following aft fuselage fire after in-flight refuel; near Pine Bluff, AR.
      • Capt Frank W Hayslip (pilot); Capt Thurber Hoyt (copilot) + navigator injured but recovered.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-039 of the 91st Strategic Reconnasance Wing (91 SRW) being refueled by a KB-29P Superfortress/44-83927 also of the 91st SRW.
North American RB-45C Tornado/48-039 of the 91st Strategic Reconnasance Wing (91 SRW) being refueled by a KB-29P Superfortress/44-83927 also of the 91st SRW.
[Source: U.S. Air Force Photo]


North American RB-45C Tornado/48-040
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available 20Dec50.
  • Accepted, 28Feb51.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 02Mar51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 30Feb51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 10Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 06Apr52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 30Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 17Feb53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 23Aug53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS/47th BG, Shaw AFB, CA, 24Feb54.
    • Transferred to the Wright ARDC 21Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 06Apr54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 12May54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 02Feb57.
    • Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 09Feb57.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 09Jul57.
    • Authorised for reclamation, 08Oct57.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-041
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available 26Feb51.
  • Accepted, 26Feb51.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 09Apr51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 10Apr51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 10Aug51.
    • Transferred to the 59th Air Depot Wing Burtonwood 20Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 22Feb52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 27Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 25Oct52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 18Dec52.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 18Feb53.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 20May53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 13Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS/47th BG, Shaw 05Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 08May54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 12May54.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 06Oct55.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 24Oct55 (bailment).
    • Converted to JRB-45C 28Nov55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 07May56.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 22Oct56 as RB-45C.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England, 17Jun57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 3131st Maint Gp, Chateauroux AB, France, 02Oct57.
      • For fire practice use.
    • Authorised for reclamation 31Jan58.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-042
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available 26Feb51.
  • Accepted, 26Feb51.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 11Jun51.
    • Assigned to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 13Jun51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 11Sep51.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW RAF Sculthorpe, England, 20Mar52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 09May52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRS Yokota 30Jul52.
    • Transferred to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 06Apr53.
    • Transferred to Northrop Hawthorne 01Aug53 (bailment).
    • Converted to JRB-45C 30Nov55.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA, Norton AFB, CA, 29Aug58.
    • Authorised for reclamation 04Dec58.

North American RB-45C Tornado/48-043
  • SAC-0PB-58.
  • Available 26Feb51.
  • Accepted 26Feb51.
  • Delivered to the United States Air Force, 03Jul51.
    • Assigned to the 91st SRW, Barksdale AFB, LA, 03Jul51.
    • Transferred to Transferred to NAA Inglewood, CA, 05Aug51.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 10Jan53.
    • Assigned to the 91st SRW, Lockbourne AFB, OH, 10Apr53.
    • Transferred to San Bernardino AMA 22Sep53.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS/66th TRW Shaw 19Mar54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, 08May54.
    • Transferred to the 19th TRS, RAF Sculthorpe, 12May54.
    • Transferred to the 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, 04Feb57.
    • Declared excess 01Aug57.
    • Transferred to the 20th FBW RAF Woodbridge 26Sep57.
    • Transferred to Class 26 01Aug58.

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