B-52G Stratofortress

The “Secret Squirrel Seven’s” Senior Surprise: The B-52 Stratofortress Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm

The “Secret Squirrel Seven’s” Senior Surprise: The B-52 Stratofortress Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm

Operation Secret Squirrel On Jan.16, 1991, at 0636 local time, mission commander Lt Col John “Jay” Beard, aircraft commander Capt… Read More

3 months ago

B-52 EWO recalls the exercise where BUFF crews flying at low-level penetrated NORAD without any losses after fooling its massive surveillance system (and they did it for three years in a row)

B-52 modified for low-level flight The B-52 Stratofortress was America’s first long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber. It began as an intercontinental,… Read More

6 months ago

The story of Operation Secret Squirrel, the top-secret ultra-long range B-52 Stratofortress mission that opened strikes of Operation Desert Storm

Secret Squirrel remained classified until Jan. 16, 1992, when the aircrew members and maintainers who made the mission possible were… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s an important but rarely noted Feature of all B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bombers: the Folding Tail.

As the rare photos in this post show an important but rarely noted feature of all B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bombers… Read More

2 years ago

The 11 Days that Ended 11 Years of War: the B-52 and Operation Linebacker II

By the eleventh day of Operation Linebacker II, the North Vietnamese were at the mercy of the B-52. The North… Read More

4 years ago

MITO SAC Style: watch B-52Gs and KC-135As performing a Minimum Interval Takeoff Departure

The B-52G's and KC-135A's featured in the clip are from the 416 BMW, at the former Griffiss AFB, NY. The… Read More

5 years ago

Former BUFF driver explains B-52D’s Emergency Procedures

The “D” also used very high pressure pneumatic air. The emergency procedure if this system sprung a leak proved the… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering Capt. Thomas, the co-pilot of Charcoal 01, the first B-52 shot down during Operation Linebacker II

He was the father of Derrick Thomas, a linebacker and defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs who was elected… Read More

5 years ago

Operation Secret Squirrel: the story of the top-secret ultra-long range B-52 Stratofortress mission that opened strikes of Operation Desert Storm

USAF B-52G Stratofortresses open Operation Desert Storm In the early morning of Jan. 16, 1991, the U.S. Air Force (USAF)… Read More

7 years ago