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We Were Crewdogs V - We Flew The Heavies (B-52)
     

We Were Crewdogs V - We Flew The Heavies (B-52)

by Tommy Towery
 
50 new stories about life as a crewmember of a B-52 Stratofortress bomber.


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

Overview

50 new stories about life as a crewmember of a B-52 Stratofortress bomber.


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

Table of Contents

Foreword

Chapter 1 - Military Career

My Path to Becoming a B-52 Gunner

A Crewdog’s Tale

A B-52 Copilot’s Tale

Rated Supplement

The Saga of Tail End Charlie

My B-52D Gunner

My Encounter with Immortality

The Flight of Tuff-13

My Mother Never Understood

Chapter 2 - Cold War

Deterrence

My Very First Alert Tour

Cold War TDYs 1975-1987—a Personal View

The Elephant Mountain Incident

Oil Burner

He’s Coming Home with What?

Glasgow Invades Dyess - 1968

Was It All for Naught?

Chapter 3 - Southeast Asia

We Were Almost Heroes

Linebacker II - Straw 2 Bravo

150 Foot Bag Drag Times Four

Kadena – X-Wind Launch

Red 2 -7 July 1967

We Were One Plane Ahead

Chapter 4 - Bar Stories

How to Do Bad and Still Be the Top Crew

The Infamous 70-Knot Call

B-52D Ferry Flight to Guam (Yawn)

The Longest Crawl

The BUFF and the Soviet Trawler

Buy-the-Beer Marks on the Nose Gear

My Collection of BUFF Tales

When the Lights Went Out

A Summer Lake Cruise

I Volunteered For This?

Anybody Want a Pachinko Ball

Crewdog Short Tales

The Gorilla

“They Tell You No Lies When You’ve Taken To The Skies”

“I’m Not Flyin’ Tonight”

Chapter 5 - Lest We Forget

Standing Watch

Reflections

In the Midst of Ghosts

Résumé

The Contributing Authors



Jerry Adler

Scott C. Barbu

Ben Barnard

Billy J. Bouquet

Doug Cooper

Jack Cotrel

Derek H. Detjen

Toki Endo

Geoff Engels

Jim Farmer

Russell Greer

Jes Hales

Robert O. Harder

Jack Hawley

Gary Henley

Stephen Henley

Dave Hofstadter

Marv Howell

Tom Jones

Rusty Keller

Nick Maier

Ron Poland

Bill Reynolds

Sam Roberts

Ken Schmidt

George Schryer

Pete Seberger

Dave Thomson

Tommy Towery

David R. Volker

Greg Johnson - Cove

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012098726
Publisher:
www.wewerecrewdogs.com
Publication date:
01/30/2011
Series:
We Were Crewdogs , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,180,291
File size:
609 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 writing hobby.

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