7th BOMB WING
B-36 ASSOCIATION Inc.
1981 - 2010

P.O. Box 330279
Fort Worth, TX  76163-0279
mailto:b36asn7bw@aol.com

 

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The 7th Bomb Wing B-36 Association has formally ceased operations.  Articles of Dissolution were filed with the State of Texas' Secretary of State on 16 December 2009, thereby satisfying a Resolution to Dissolve passed by the Board of Directors at a meeting held in April of 2001. Our remaining funds were donated to B-36 Peacemaker Museum Inc. in accordance with Internal Revenue regulations.

This website will remain active for five years from this date to honor all who served their country during the Cold War.  May God bless America and all peace-loving people everywhere.

 

 

 

The 7th Bomb Wing B-36 Association was formed in September 1981 when 20 ex-B-36ers from the 7th Bomb Wing initiated plans for a reunion of their former comrades.  Retired officers Lt. Col. Glenn R. Loveall and Maj. John P. Irons directed the effort resulting in a 1982 spring reunion of over 800 attendees.

The Articles of Incorporation were approved by the State of Texas March 18, 1982, followed by an Internal Revenue Service designation as a tax exempt veterans organization.  The Constitution and Bylaws, approved by the members in 1985, encouraged all former Carswell AFB personnel of the B-36 era - 1948-1958 - to join.

The purpose of the Association is four-fold and was organized to provide:

  1. Biennial reunions;
  2. A central registry of former 7BW B-36 personnel;
  3. A historical record of the B-36 era and;
  4. Rosters and news letters for our members.

A newsletter - The SCANNER - is published periodically and is distributed to all dues-paying members.

The organization's bylaws stipulate dissolution and cessation of all activities following the first Board of Director's meeting in 2010.

The organization held its last reunion beginning 23 April 2009 and is now planning its last flight.

 

 

LAST BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2008 to 2010

CHAIRMAN: JACK BEDDINGFIELD
DIRECTORS: WARREN C. ARTHUR
ALBERT LEFERINK
GLENN LOVEALL
FRED ZIMMERMAN
FRED WENDT

 

LAST BOARD OF OFFICERS
2008 to 2010

PRESIDENT JACK BEDDINGFIELD
1st VICE-PRESIDENT BILL ALLEN
2nd VICE-PRESIDENT GEORGE SAVAGE
RECORDING SECRETARY: BEN WHITAKER
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY:    RICHARD S. GEORGE
TREASURER: MELVIN (DOUG) WOOD

 

LAST APPOINTED OFFICERS

CHAPLAIN:

OPEN

ASST. HISTORIANS: DON PYEATT
SCOTT DEAVER
PARLIAMENTARIAN:  ALBERT LEFERINK, Jr.
SCANNER EDITOR: GEORGE J. SAVAGE



FOREWORD AND INTRODUCTION TO THE 7th BOMB WING B-36 ASSOCIATION
by GEORGE J. SAVAGE



ANNOUNCEMENTS

7th Bomb Wing B-36 Association history archive
is now residing at Fort Worth Public Library

LAST FLIGHT video now available

SCANNER
(Our Official Newsletter)

HISTORY

MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES

REFLECTIONS

PHOTO GALLERY
UPDATED 5-10-2006

THE 7th BOMB WING B-36 ASSOCIATION
ENJOYED OUR 15th - AND LAST - REUNION

Held at Radisson Hotel South, Fort Worth, Texas
APRIL 23 - 26, 2009



Please visit the website of a monument to the Strategic Air Command at the former Carswell Air Force Base.

 


Bob Hope at Carswell on 9 January 1951
Click the picture to hear the Bob Hope Show
broadcast from Carswell Air Force Base.


B-36 Discussion Forum
MEET B-36 VETERANS HERE

 

Off we go into the wild blue yonder
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, give 'er the gun!
Down we dive spouting our flames from under,
Off with one hell-of-a-roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame,
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder,
How they lived God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings ever to soar,
With scouts before and bombers galore,
Nothing can stop the US Air Force!

 


Updated 26 April 2009

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