Flying from the Black Hole: The B-52 Navigator-bombardiers of Vietnam
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Flying from the Black Hole: The B-52 Navigator-bombardiers of Vietnam

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U.S. Air Force navigators and bombardiers have long labored under the shadow of pilots, their contributions misunderstood or simply unknown to the public. This was especially the case with the B-52 non-pilot aircrews in the Vietnam War. Yet, without them, it would have been impossible to execute nuclear war strike plans or fly conventional bombing sorties. With this book,...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 4th 2009 by Naval Institute Press
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A reader-friendly history of aerial bombardment, with the emphasis on the Arclight and Linebacker campaigns of the Vietnam War. The real heroes are the navigators and bombardiers, who flew in a tiny windowless compartment; hence the title. A lot about the conditions in the air and on the ground from a veteran of the campaigns. Worth reading.
I was expecting an I was there type of book instead Flying from the Black Hole is a book that has part memoir part history of the radar navigation, navigator position. I was amazed by some of the information that Harder published but the book was well worth the read.
Aside from a few spelling and grammatical errors, this is an excellent book. Could not put it down and it was a page turner. A great book.
Unique view of the Vietnam war. Hard to believe that the USAF ended up using its premier strategic bomber as a ground support weapon.
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