https://www.ktbs.com/news/arklatex-...cle_a51622ba-0a1c-11ea-a447-2b4a15478788.html Wonder who gets the coffee and inflight lunches, since they did away with the tail gunner? The E-dub was appreciated when in a hostile environment. I'm sure they have even better ECM today, then we did back then. But in the Vietnam days the D model had better ECM equipment than the other model B-52's. We always got the latest upgrades first, because we were doing the heavy hauling over there. BTW on that long gunners crawl through the bomb bay, that was only used inflight, if the gunner had to come forward for some malfunction, like loss of pressurization. There was an entrance hatch into his compartment for use when the plane was on the ground. He had to have a tall maintenance stand to use for climbing into his entrance hatch when the aircraft was on the ground. Once inside his compartment a ground crewman would roll the stand away. Or on the ground, he could simply crawl down to the right aft wheel well and climb down the gear to reach the ground, or vice versa. Another name for the tail gunner was the 'Aft Compartment Commander'. And most of the windows on the gunners compartments had LEFT written on the aircrafts right side window with a grease pencil, and RIGHT written on the aircrafts left side window. That way they could relate to the pilots, when describing a threat or when the pilot asked them to clear RIGHT, etc. Edit That file footage of the bomb release was either and emergency safe release, or an emergency armed release. Not a normal release. They always show that because it looks impressive. And I doubt they do things like that with dumb bombs these days. More like Vietnam era footage.