19th Tactical
Reconnaissance Squad
19th Squad

The 47th
47th Bombardment
Bombardment Wing
84th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
84th Bombardment 
  85th Bombardment Squadron
85th Bombardment
  86th Bombardment Squadron (Light)
86th Bombardment 

Facts About the B-45 Tornado


SPEED: 575 mph class
SERVICE CEILING: Over 45,000 feet
POWER PLANT: Four General Electric J47A jet engines with water injection. First 22 produced with Allison J35 engines.
PAYLOAD: More than 20,000 pounds
ARMAMENT: Two .50-caliber machine guns
CREW: Four

  • Pilot
  • Co-Pilot
  • Bombardier
  • Tail-Gunner
GROSS WEIGHT: 82,600 pounds

The North American Aviation B-45 was one of America’s first operational bombers to employ jet propulsion and was the first four-jet aircraft to fly in the United States. Other versions include the longer-range B-45C with wing-tip tanks and the photo reconnaissance version, the RB-45C. Rated as a light bomber by modern-day standards, it was the first four-jet aircraft to drop an atom bomb and the first to be refueled in midair.