TITAN TO STRATOFORTRESS

Tom Kaminski chronicles how a USAF officer who initially undertook nuclear alert underground on ICBMs went on to pilot B-52s. and command the type’s weapons school.

B-52H serial 60-0044 operates over the northwest Pacific Ocean on December 5, 1995 during the last Global Power mission (a longrange tasking out of the continental USA) flown by the 72nd BS prior to its inactivation. The mission began with a predawn launch from Minot AFB, North Dakota, and ended 25 hours later at Andersen AFB, Guam.
All photos Brian Rogers unless stated

Lieutenant Colonel Brian ‘Buck’ Rogers USAF (Ret.) has the distinction of being among a small number of Americans to have held key roles in two components of what is called the nation’s Nuclear Triad.

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