Air Force B-36 bomber
The B-36 taking off. The Air Force's last B-36 airplane was flown from El Paso to Fort Worth where it was decommissioned and retired from service. Comes with press release dated January 26,1959.
Accompanying press release states: "Taking off from General Dynamics Corporation's Convair- Fort Worth plant on August 14, 1954, was the last globe-spanning B-36 intercontinental bomber to come off the production line. This same bomber is scheduled to return to Fort Worth on February 12, 1959, to be decommissioned from service as the last B-36 of the Air Force's Strategic Air Command. Following the decommissioning, the aircraft will remain at Amon Carter Field in Fort Worth, Texas, as a memorial to the many citizens and Air Force personnel of the city who had a part in the plane's development (1-26-59)."
Printed on the back of the photo: "Convair Photo no. 5-8260 Fort Worth"