Interesting Footage Tells the Story of One of the Last B-52 Gunner
The National Interest -

Dario Leone

History, Americas

Gather around as well tell the tale.

As we have previously reported, on May 12, 2017, CMSgt (Ret.) Robbie Wellbaum, the U.S. Air Force’s last B-52 Stratofortress (BUFF) aerial defensive gunner retired marking the end of an era.

Now the footage in this post tells Wellbaum story.

When he joined the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in 1987, Wellbaum had no idea he would be the last of his kind.

According to Wellbaum, it was his own desire to fly that encouraged him to join the...

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