Castle Air Force Base-July 30, 1980- Emmett Corrigan and I went to CAFB to interview pilots and crew of the B-52 that we younger than the aircraft that they were flying.
Instructor pilot Capt. Bruce Van Wagner and Student Pilot 2nd Lt. Keith Pearson.
Castle is named for Brigadier General Frederick W. Castle, who died on Dec. 24, 1944 flying his 30th bombing mission. He died leading an armada of 2000 B-17s on a strike against German airfields. On the way to the target, an...more »