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Tom Odom
08-28-2007, 04:58 PM
From the crew dogs up the road at 2d Bomb Group--I have Dru Blair's In Praise of Older Bombers on my office wall signed by a 2d Bomb Grooup crew that flew OEF I support, in the 50th anniversary year of the B52. Amazing birds, the BUFFs.

Shreveport (LA) Times
August 26, 2007

Barksdale Bombers Expand B-52's Capabilities (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007708260325)

Recreation of historic 1938 mission points to future

By John Andrew Prime

Three Barksdale Air Force Base B-52s used a modern twist to a historic mission almost 70 years old to add a dramatic new capability to the bomber's long list of tricks.

Flying almost 10 hours and putting about 3,500 miles under their wings Friday, the trio of veteran bombers pinpointed a specific ship several hundred miles east of Bermuda then spent two hours gathering images and information about it.

In May 1938, three B-17 bombers from what was then the 2nd Bomb Group intercepted the Italian cruise liner Rex several hundred miles east of New York City.

08-28-2007, 07:20 PM
the Russian was quoted as saying. :eek:

I've seen my share of C12s, 130s, 141s, and broken C5s on Sub-Saharas tarmacs, but nobody ever offered to buy one, not even the Russian Spies :D

An astounded member of the U.S. delegation said the bomber (http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL243962920070824) was not for sale but that it would cost at least $500 million if it were to be sold on the spot.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A wealthy Russian tried to buy a U.S. B-52 bomber from a group of shocked American pilots at an airshow near Moscow, a Russian newspaper reported Friday.

The unidentified Russian, wearing sunglasses and surrounded by bodyguards, approached the U.S. delegation and asked to buy the bomber, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said.