I can imagine he has lots of scary stories to tell from his missions. I still recall reading books about B-17 crews and the guy in the ball turret definitely had the most vulnerable position in the whole plane and certainly the scariest view. Imagine flak exploding all around you and hoping nothing would hit you. :dizzy
My Dad was a avionics maintenance troop while he was in the Air Force. He worked on the B-52H models specifically. It was great growing up these great big birds in the sky!!!