March 28, 1964

1964: Operation HELPING HAND. Responding to a massive earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska, the USAF, and the California Air National Guard used C-124s, C-123s, C-130s, and C-97s to deliver 1,850 tons of relief supplies and equipment. Two B-58s from the 43 BMW at Carswell AFB conducted low-level photography over Alaska’s earthquake area. The B-58 round-trip flight covered 5,571 miles.