The Boeing B-52D Stratofortress 56-0689 joins the Imperial War Museum's Aircraft Collection at Duxford, 8 October 1983. The B-52 D was delivered to Duxford by Lt Colonel Walter B Carpeaux of the United States Air Force from the 7th Bomb Wing at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas. As a safety precauction, the M11 motorway was closed to traffic while the huge aircraft flew in.
Field Marshal Bernard ‘Monty’ Montgomery was the most famous British General of the Second World War. A charismatic leader of men and popular figure amongst his soldiers, Montgomery conducted his campaign in North West Europe from three command caravans: one for his office, one for his bedroom and one for his map room.