B-52 cockpit crew
In September 1996, to give an extreme example of that endurance, a pair of B-52s traveled from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana to Baghdad to launch cruise missiles at power stations and communications facilities as part of Operation Desert Strike. The round trip totaled 16,000 miles in 34 hours.
April 15, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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