1980’s

1980

BUSY BREWER  – 10 June 1980 to 16 June 1980 (Also part of CLOUDY CHORUS)

B-52D 7th BW : 55-0073, 56-0600, 56-0658

CLOUDY CHORUS was a NATO/AFCENT air defence readiness/effectiveness exercise involving NATO fighters operating from their home bases. It was supported by tankers from the 11th SG ETTF at Fairford and by the B-52s which among other aircraft acted as adversaries.

56-0658 B-52D 7 BW 15 JUN 80 John Wigzell

 

1981

BUSY BREWER 82A – 20th Oct 1981 to 13th Nov 1981

B-52D 7th BW : 55-0069, 55-0070, 56-0690

55-0070 B-52D 7th BW, Carswell AFB, RAF Fairford 25-10-81 by Stuart Freer – Touchdown Aviation

1982

BUSY BREWER 82D – 7 Sep 1982 to 11 Oct 1982

B-52G 19th BW : 58-0172, 58-0192, 58-0197 / 42ND BW : 58-0207, 58-0236

58-0192 B-52G 19th BW, Robins AFB, RAF Fairford 12-9-1982 by Stuart Freer – Touchdown Aviation

 

1984

BUSY BREWER 84A – 24 Apr 1984 to 18 May 1984  (RAF Upper Heyford)

BUSY BREWER 84C – 13 Sep 1984 to 12 Oct 1984

B-52G 2nd BW : 57-6520, 58-0253, 59-2599

 

1985

BUSY BREWER 85A – 24 May 1985 to 20 June 1985

B-52G 2nd BW : 57-6489, 57-6506, 57-6512, 57-6519, 58-0210, 59-2586, 59-2599

May 1985 (Thanks to Darren Currie)

 

BUSY BREWER 85B – 6 Sep 1985 to 11 Oct 1985 (Also part of EXERCISE AUTUMN FORGE)

B-52G 42nd BW : 57-6468, 57-6476, 57-0258 / 320th BW : 59-2565, 59-2596, 57-6469, 58-0226

The 69th patch was worn by B-52 aircrews. Support personnel were 42nd Bomb Wing. The brighter 42nd BMW patch was for flight suits and the darker version was for fatigues or BDU’s. The 69th Bomb Squadron was under the 42nd Bomb Wing Command.

Three B-52G’s from the 42nd BW and the 320th BW at Mather AFB, CA, deployed on 19th – 23rd September to Sidi Slimane AB, Morocco. This was the first visit by SAC bombers to the Moroccan base since their 1963 withdrawal.

57-6476 September / October 1985 (Thanks to Darren Currie)

 

1986

BUSY BREWER 86B – 29 Aug 1986 to 6 Oct 1986

B-52G 2nd BW : 58-0216, 58-0240, 59-2569

1987

BUSY BREWER 87A – 1 May 1987 to 8 June 1987

B-52G 42nd BW : 57-6510, 58-0172, 58-0202, 58-0240, 58-0241, 59-2576

BUSY BREWER 87C – 1 Sep to 5 Oct 1987

B-52G 2nd BW : 58-0216, 58-0218, 59-2586 / 42nd BW : 58-0172, 58-0224, 59-2596

1988

Beginning in 1988 , BUSY BREWER referred to the NATO-support mission tasking, while the deployments themselves became  BUSY WARRIOR and the exercise name became MIGHTY WARRIOR.

 

BUSY BREWER / MIGHTY WARRIOR 88-1 – 30 Aug 1988 to 19 Sep 1988

B-52G 42nd BW : 58-0195, 58-0226, 58-0235 / 320th BW : 58-0213, 58-0255

1989

BUSY WARRIOR – 18 Apr 1989 to 21 Apr 1989

B-52G 42nd BW : 58-0241, 59-2595

MIGHTY WARRIOR – 7 Sep 1989  to 25 Sep 1989

B-52G 2nd BW : 58-0180, 58-0216, 58-0233 / 42nd BW : 59-2565, 59-2570, 58-0232, 58-0240