Portrait of a Bomber Crew

(Original Caption) This is the crew of the B-52 intercontinental bomber that will drop the hydrogen bomb over Namu Island, Eniwetok, in the current series of nuclear tests at the AEC proving grounds. It will be the first H-bomb ever dropped from an American plane. The drop has been postponed twice because of unsuitable weather conditions and is now scheduled for tomorrow. From left are Major David B. Critchlow, Sacramento, Cal., commander of the plane; Maj. Charles T. Smith, Pittsburgh, Kan.; Maj. Dwight E. Durner, Charlotte, Mich. (navigator-bombardier); Major Floyd A. Amundsen, Grand Forks, N.D.; First Lt. William A. Payne, Plainview, Tex.; T/Sgt. Richard E. Bingham, Pearlsburg, Va., and Col. Paul R. Wignall, Port Arthur, Tex., observer.
(Original Caption) This is the crew of the B-52 intercontinental bomber that will drop the hydrogen bomb over Namu Island, Eniwetok, in the current series of nuclear tests at the AEC proving grounds. It will be the first H-bomb ever dropped from an American plane. The drop has been postponed twice because of unsuitable weather conditions and is now scheduled for tomorrow. From left are Major David B. Critchlow, Sacramento, Cal., commander of the plane; Maj. Charles T. Smith, Pittsburgh, Kan.; Maj. Dwight E. Durner, Charlotte, Mich. (navigator-bombardier); Major Floyd A. Amundsen, Grand Forks, N.D.; First Lt. William A. Payne, Plainview, Tex.; T/Sgt. Richard E. Bingham, Pearlsburg, Va., and Col. Paul R. Wignall, Port Arthur, Tex., observer.
Portrait of a Bomber Crew
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Bettmann / Contributor
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Bettmann
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08 May, 1956
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