A week in history August 20 -26

Following the end of Korean hostilities, 92nd Bombardment Wing Airmen participated in a three day exercise that marked the first time B-36 Peacemakers flew directly from the mainland to Japan and the first time a B-36 unit mass deployed to the “Far East.” . Operation Big Stick was significant in many ways. This operation began what would soon be a heavy bomber presence in this area. Notably, this was the first time that SAC, the nation's long-range striking force, rotated a B-36 wing to the Pacific Theater for an extended period of time for operational training. (Courtesy Photo)

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