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Richard Lewis | 43rd Bomb Wing - Air Force

4:10   |   Although activated during the Korean War, heavy bomber pilot Richard Lewis was never sent there, instead serving in Tucson with a B-50 unit. That unit had some hush, hush operations, including a plane armed with an atomic bomb aloft 24/7.

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  • Richard Lewis  |  Cold War  |  Multiple Units  |  6:02

    Pilot Richard Lewis decided not to stay active, but he stayed in the Reserve with a unit at a small airfield. He was pushed out of that when he got a promotion and he eventually wound up with a position that he liked very much, so much that he stayed in until he reached thirty years service.

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