View of B52 from refueling plane

While working in Darwin, TV reporters tend to do a number of stories relating to the military and Australia’s defence forces.

The top end is home to significant Australian forces, and regularly hosts ‘war games’ with other countries such as the USA and Indonesia.

One particular training exercise gave me my first close encounter with the legendary B52 bomber, while on another I traveled in a plane refueling the B52.

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Talent: Col. David Johnson, USAF
To air: ABC-TV News, 12 November 1985, duration:02:34



By Rae Allen

Rae Allen is a digital media professional.

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