The 49th Fighter Squadron Association
The "Cornfield Bomber"
The Six that wouldn't Die
Below are pictures of F-106A (58-0787)
The first black and white pictures show the aircraft after it landed itself in the Montana field.
The color pictures show it on display at the National Museum United States Air Force in Dayton with the 49th markings.
The plane was part of the 71st F.I.S. at the time of its famous "pilotless" landing.
After the relatively minor repairs were made, the plane was reassigned to the 49th F.I.S. at Griffiss AFB
After the 49th F.I.S., it was sent to the National Museum U.S. Air Force with all its 49th F.I.S. markings.
Note the National Museum U.S. Air Force display board describing the "pilotless" landing just after the B/W pictures
After the last picture is the National Museum U.S. Air Force display board describing the F-106A "Delta Dart" features.
(Full story of the "Cornfield Bomber" appeared in the Association's Sept. 2012 issue)
National Museum U.S. Air Force
Capt. Grant Bruckmeier - "787"s last pilot