After seeing our first photo of a Willie Victor, Bill Collins sent in this photo of this Airborne Early Warning Squadron Eleven Willy Victor crew picture was taken at Patuxent River, Maryland, in 1956.
He explains: “The squadron was one of three which made five-month deployments to Argentia, Newfoundland, to fly 15-hour round-trip radar patrols between Newfoundland and the Azores. Each squadron had nine of these great planes, with a dozen crews of 20, including five pilots and three flight engineers. We picked them up new at the Lockheed factory in Burbank. There were three similar squadrons in the Pacific, flying patrols between Guam and Alaska.”