Learn About the B-52 Stratofortress Association
The People Behind the B-52
We bring together all those who have been or are associated with the BUF—designers and builders, aircrew, maintainers, enthusiasts — to exchange memories. We try to help old buddies find each other -- anything it takes to keep alive the history of the weapon known in its early days as “America’s Long Rifle.”
Document and perpetuate the history of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Establish a B-52 Resource Center for future research in this history
Accumulate, exchange, and distribute educational and historical information on the B-52
Publish a quarterly newsletter to inform the membership and carry out the first two purposes
Organize periodic reunions of those who designed, manufactured, maintained, and operated the B-52, as well as anyone with an historical interest in the aircraft
Facilitate renewed and continued fellowship among those who share association with the B-52 Stratofortress
Just the Facts, Ma'am
Official Name: B-52 Stratofortress Association, also known as the B-52 Association.
Legal Entity: We are registered in the state of Ohio and are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization
Date Founded: We were organized in May 1994 with 50 members and today have more than 900 members
Lt. Col. Steve Miller, USAF (ret)
Major Richard Nelson, USAF (ret)
Lt. Col. Harry Bender, USAF (ret)
SSGT. Tim Hurst, USAF (ret)
Lt. Col. James Larkins, USAF (ret)
CMS Doug Seward, USAF (ret)
Lt. Col Dick Cole, USAF (ret)
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