Published November 26, 2010 at 851 × 1280 in 328th Bomb Squadron B-52 Bomber Round The World Flight, (Part 2), 1957
Can’t tell for sure, but I think the Major with the slight moustache is one of my former commanders, Joe Tyra. I know he was on that flight, but might not have been this particular crew. Very interesting story about how when they returned they were toured at the studio that was shooting “Bombers B-52″ with Natalie Wood and George Gobel. Their aircraft was nicknamed George Gobel. At Joe’s retirement party in San Antonio in (I think 1975 or 76, Natalie Wood sent a letter.
November 27, 2010 at 7:34 pm
Hi Marc, I’ve had a look at the shots and I don’t think that’s him, at the time he was Lt Joe Tyra I suspect this might be him, what do you think.
Hope that helps, thanks for the information greatly appreciated.
November 29, 2010 at 10:37 am
I think you are right. Of course he wouldn’t have been a major at that time. BTW, his aircraft wasn’t named George Gobel, but a nickname that Gobel went by, something like Lucky George, but I am not certain of it.
Thanks for the post.
Obviously you knew Joe, drop me an email at email@example.com if you like.
November 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm
The info I have is that his plane was called ‘Lonesome George’ and the crew consisted of
Capt Charles W. Fink Aircraft Commander
Lt Col Marcus Hill Jr Pilot
Capt Jay G. Backman Pilot
Capt Cyril H. Dingwell Radar Operator
Capt Michael Stevens Navigator
Capt Edward M. Hollacher Navigator
Lt Joseph Tyra ECM Operator
Staff Sergeant James L. Busboom Tail Gunner
Tech Sergeant Joseph D. Armstrong Crew Chief
All the Best
November 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm
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March 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm
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