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Old 10-06-2016, 07:53 PM
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Back in the day the B52 Being Stratofortress was also nicknamed "The Buff" ...

My uncle retired as a Colonel and flew many missions over Vietnam.
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This was where my uncle would be positioned in the aircraft ...





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Old 10-10-2016, 02:45 PM
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Cool pics, my Uncle flew in B-24's out of Italy and another flew the hump from India to china. The first was a flight Engineer and the second was the Cargo specialist, my old man was Infantry with the 63rd Div.
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I had a sister that was an Avionics Repair tech for the B-52's.
I think other than a couple of unit trips to the southwest for live training(get to drop dummy bombs) and a short course in
DC area she was based at Barksdale in Louisiana. Her flight time I have no Idea if she got to go up in a B-52 when they were flying.
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Back to 'BUFFS' in Nam. One Bright sunny day I saw some contrails high in the sky. About 15 to 20 mins. later the ground shook. The contrails were a Buff bombing flight dropping their loads North from Phu Bai, But FELT there in PHU BAI. I put a 2x zoom lens on the front of my fixed lens Minolta and got some slides that my show the contrails if I ever find them in slide collection and scan them in.
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The first acft I ever worked (outside tech school) were B-52s. Loring had 3 -D, 1 -F, and 14 -G models when I arrived (plus the 2 squadrons of -135As). The tall tails were gone by early the following year leaving just the -Gs.
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