Today in Military History: Feb. 12, 1959, B-36 Peacemaker Retires

Convair B-36s at AMARC 1958 awaiting scrapping.

On February 12, 1959 the United States Air Force retires its last Convair B-36 Peacemaker to become an all-jet bomber force. The Air Force also receives the first Boeing B-52G with larger fuel tanks, stretching the unrefueled range from 6,000 to 10,000 miles.

Yesterday’s “Today in Military History” was going to be on the Seabed Treaty, prohibiting the deployment of nuclear weapons on the ocean floor,  but this blogger forgot to post it. For full details on the Seabed Treaty click here.