Robert O. Harder was an Air Force ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate and Strategic Air Command 'Cold War' B-52D aircrewman with 145 combat missions during the Vietnam War. A rated navigator and radar bombardier, he also flew nuclear training sorties and stood Pad Alert.
Air Force navigators and bombardiers have long labored under the shadow of pilots-their contributions undervalued, misunderstood, or simply unknown to the general public. This was especially the case with the non-pilot officer aircrew in the Vietnam and C...[SEE MORE]