B-52...One of my favorite aircraft, EVER.         Good memories from Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn, Ohio.

B-52...One of my favorite aircraft, EVER. Good memories from Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn, Ohio.

Black-and-white photo of a B-52 inflight with its vertical stabilizer sheared off. B-52H (61-0023), configured at the time as a testbed to investigate structural failures, still flying after itsvertical stabilizer sheared off in severe turbulence on 10 January 1964. The aircraft landed safely

Black-and-white photo of a B-52 inflight with its vertical stabilizer sheared off. B-52H (61-0023), configured at the time as a testbed to investigate structural failures, still flying after itsvertical stabilizer sheared off in severe turbulence on 10 January 1964. The aircraft landed safely

B-52 from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, as seen from another airplane - photo by Martt Clupper / AirPigz

B-52 from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, as seen from another airplane - photo by Martt Clupper / AirPigz

Black-and-white photo of three B-52s parked close together facing left, as personnel on the ground prepare them for departure

Black-and-white photo of three B-52s parked close together facing left, as personnel on the ground prepare them for departure

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - Wikipedia

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - Wikipedia

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - Wikipedia

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - Wikipedia

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Diagram of the route that nuclear bomb-carrying B-52s would take to enemy countries. It follows the Mediterranean Sea, and passes over Italy before turning north over the Adriatic Sea.

Diagram of the route that nuclear bomb-carrying B-52s would take to enemy countries. It follows the Mediterranean Sea, and passes over Italy before turning north over the Adriatic Sea.

Barksdale's B-52s to get the first woman commander of a combat Bomber Wing ever

Barksdale's B-52s to get the first woman commander of a combat Bomber Wing ever

Against a blue sky with white clouds, a B-52F releases bombs over Vietnam.

Against a blue sky with white clouds, a B-52F releases bombs over Vietnam.

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