B17 (My Uncle was an engineer on one of these planes. Shot down. hid, POW,  freed -camp saved-sent to a "butterball" US hospital camp to recover from near starvation. {butterball may be a term our family used??} He made it home! I am getting correct info. and will repin then. He lived into his early 90's. NEVER used derogatory terms about the then enemy. A real gentleman. More asap  K)

B17 (My Uncle was an engineer on one of these planes. Shot down. hid, POW, freed -camp saved-sent to a "butterball" US hospital camp to recover from near starvation. {butterball may be a term our family used??} He made it home! I am getting correct info. and will repin then. He lived into his early 90's. NEVER used derogatory terms about the then enemy. A real gentleman. More asap K)

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The Vickers Valiant was the first of the V-bombers to enter RAF service in 1955, followed by the Avro Vulcan in 1956 & the Handley-Page Victor in 1957.

The Vickers Valiant was the first of the V-bombers to enter RAF service in 1955, followed by the Avro Vulcan in 1956 & the Handley-Page Victor in 1957.

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The Kalinin K-7, a Russian bomber plane concept from the 1930’s.
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Margaret Bourke-White     Crewmen unloading huge B-50 bomber plane engine used as a spare from the belly of a C-124 Cargo plane upon arrival at Strategic Air Command’s advance base.  Greenland   April 1951

Margaret Bourke-White Crewmen unloading huge B-50 bomber plane engine used as a spare from the belly of a C-124 Cargo plane upon arrival at Strategic Air Command’s advance base. Greenland April 1951

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Watch the Last Flight of a Legendary British Bomber Plane

Watch the Last Flight of a Legendary British Bomber Plane

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