posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 11:15 AM
I missed this one when it was posted.
There were three exercises, but only two involved simulated attacks. The third involved closing National airspace and getting aircraft on the ground.
This was the first time it was done, not on 9/11.
During Skyshield II, on October 15, 1961 B-52G 58-0196, operating as Pogo 22 with 8 people on board, departed Seymore-Johnson AFB, NC to join the
attackers. Off the cost of Newfoundland, Pogo 22 disappeared. They searched for approximately a week, and one search aircraft reported a possible
flare sighting, but no sign of any of the crew was found.