B-36 Peacemaker arrives
On June 26, 1948, the 7th Bombardment Group received the Air Force's first operational B-36 Peacemaker heavy bomber. The B-36 was the largest American bomber every produced as its 230 foot wingspan was almost 50 percent longer than that of the B-52 Stratofortress that replaced it. (U.S. Air Force illustration)
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