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That Time a B-52 Aircrew Fell Asleep While RTB from a Bomb Run during the Vietnam War
"We were lead aircraft with #2 and #3 echeloned loosely behind us. Looking out my right window, I discovered #2 was slowly drawing abeam. Both #2 aircraft’s pilots were dead-ass asleep, with the plane on autopilot," Jay Lacklen former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot with 12,500 flying...
Former B-52D pilot tells the story of a scary bomb run during the Vietnam War
"Then the bomb run began in the early morning darkness over an Asian jungle. Our three-abreast, triangular-shaped formation banked steeply, ominously, onto the bomb run heading...," Jay Lacklen, former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a retired Air Force reserve Lt Col with 12,500 flying hours who teaches Air Force pilot training simulators at Columbus Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi. In...