Jones, Stephen B.
June 2003
Airman;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p92
This article reports that since its debut in the U.S. Air Force inventory in 1952, the B-52 Stratofortress has racked up an impressive list of firsts. Among them include dropping the first airborne hydrogen bomb during tests in the Pacific Ocean in 1956 and completion of the longest bombing mission in history in 1991 when a B-52 crew from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, flew from the base to the Middle East to launch missiles against Iraqi targets.


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