posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 08:35 AM
My dad worked on B52's during most of the latter part of his Air Force career.
B52's were involved in my first exposure to the cost of war. My dad and mom knew a good many of the crews lost over Vietnam when their BUFF's went
When the dinner table was quiet, which happened a lot, we kids learned that usually meant that friends were gone. Or friends at school suddenly
weren't there anymore... Weren't ever told anything, but we always knew/found out.
Nor, when you can see, or hear, the flight line from base housing, it's hard not to notice when one of those ginormous planes was missing.
Nor could they hide it had they wanted to. Base communities are tiny places, there are no secrets.