We Were Crewdogs I - The B-52 Collection [NOOK Book]

Overview

There are currently six (6) volumes of the We Were Crewdogs Series available as eBooks:

We Were Crewdogs I - The B-52 Collection
We Were Crewdogs II - More B-52 Crewdog Tales
We Were Crewdogs III - ...
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We Were Crewdogs I - The B-52 Collection

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Overview

There are currently six (6) volumes of the We Were Crewdogs Series available as eBooks:

We Were Crewdogs I - The B-52 Collection
We Were Crewdogs II - More B-52 Crewdog Tales
We Were Crewdogs III - Peace Was Our Profession
We Were Crewdogs IV - We Had To Be Tough
We Were Crewdogs V - We Flew The Heavies
We Were Crewdogs - The Vietnam Collection

"We Were Crewdogs I - The B-52 Collection" is the first in the series of stories about what it was really like to be a crewmember in a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft. It is told first hand by the only ones who can really tell the story - those who were actually there.

This first book has a great collection of stories and laid the groundwork for additional volumes in this series. The later books are a little larger and have more stories, but this one sets the stage for those with a collection of acronyms used throughout the series and some great stories you will not find anywhere else. If you, or anyone you know was a crewmember, then this will tell the story of what it was all about.

Here is a collection of stories told by 17 contributing authors who were former Crewdogs (crew members) in the US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress. Several of these contributors are well-known authors of their own books and lend their skills to this collection.

Included are stories by a crew member of the first B-52 shot down over Hanoi during Linebacker II and the pilot of the last B-52 shot down over Vietnam. The day-to-day life of Nuclear Alert is the subject of many tales. Not all are war stories. Some are humorous insights into personal recollections of things that happened, but have never before been told. The book includes aircraft and crew photos and photos from alert tours and Guam and U-Tapao, the bases that were used to launch bombing missions, including Linebacker II strikes.

One chapter highlights the terms used by generations of B-52 Crewdogs.

Printed versions are available as well.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012038944
  • Publisher: www.wewerecrewdogs.com
  • Publication date: 12/29/2010
  • Series: We Were Crewdogs , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 332,221
  • File size: 849 KB

Meet the Author

Major, USAF (Ret.) earned a B.S. degree in Journalism in 1968 from Memphis State University where he also earned a commission as a 2nd Lt. through the AFROTC program. Attended Navigator Training and Electronic Warfare Officer Training at Mather AFB, CA. Following B-52 CCTS training in B-52F models at Castle AFB, CA he was assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron at Carswell AFB, TX flying B-52C and B-52D models. He served as a 7th Bomb Wing Combat Intelligence briefer and a Penetration Aids staff officer while grounded from flying status for kidney stones. He was deployed for six months to Guam as part of “Operation Bullet Shot” and was assigned to 8th Air Force Bomber Operations as an Arc Light mission planner. Three month after returning from his first deployment he was sent on a second six-month TDY to Guam where he worked as an Arc Light planner in the 43rd Bomb Wing Bomber Operations. It was during this assignment that he flew on B-52 combat missions as a staff officer and helped plan Linebacker II missions. Upon return to full flight duty status he was assigned to a B-52D crew at Carswell AFB, TX. Shortly thereafter he deployed to Guam and Thailand with his first crew and later progressed from crew duty to instructor to standboard duty on Crew S-1. In 1976 he and his crew received the Mathis Trophy, awarded to the top bomber unit based on combined results in bombing and navigation in the SAC Bomb-Nav Competition.

Following his B-52 assignment he was transferred to the RC-135 program at Offutt AFB, NE and flew operation reconnaissance missions from forward operating bases. In 1983 he was assigned to a four-year tour as an Electronic Warfare Intelligence officer and briefer at RAF Mildenhall, UK. Upon his return to the states he spent his last year of active duty as an Electronic Warfare Intelligence officer with the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Offutt AFB, NE. During his career he logged over 1,600 hours in B-52s and over 5,000 hours total flight time. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the South Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

On December 31, 2008 he retired from his position as a computer specialist at the University of Memphis and lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with his wife Sue who graciously allows him to devote many hours to his writ
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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    highly recommend

    What a great read for those who were lucky enough to work around the greatest airplane ever built. I was a bomb loader on B-52D models from 1967-1970. I was on Guam,Okinawa,and at Utapao,Thailand so I really enjoyed reading about those places again. It brought back a lot of good flight line memories.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    This is a must for any B52, present or past, crew member.

    If you want to know what we B52 crewmembers went through as a member of a B52 crew here is your chance. The good, the bad, and the ugly. We were the big stick that would make any enemy answer to us for any attack on our country. Read it and find out the sacrifices that these men made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Great

    Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Lock up

    Don't buy it!!! It locks uo EVERYTIME I try to read it. JUNK!!! I wish I could get my money back.

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