B-52 Crew Receive Award For Heroic Recovery at 1,200 Feet After Uncontrolled Left Roll and Dive | Aviation

Capt. Charles Powell, 11th Bomb Squadron director of staff, Lt. Col. John Conway, Air Combat Command TRSS Detachment 13 commander, and Capt. Matthew Walls, 343 Bomb Squadron unit deployment manager, stand for their photo in front of a B-52H Stratofortress June 3, 2024 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (Image credit: Airman 1st Class Rhea Beil digitally altered by The Aviationist to fit the 16:9 format)

A four-engine flame out sent a B-52H Stratofortress into an uncontrolled left roll. The crew was able to recover the aircraft when the bomber was dangerously close to the ground.

A B-52H Stratofortress bomber crew recently received the Air Force Global Strike Command General Curtis E. LeMay award for outstanding performance in the bomber crew category during the 2023 AFGSC Operations Awards.

On December 13, 2022, the crew were aboard SCOUT 94, when the bomber, flying from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, encountered what an official 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs release calls a life-threatening scenario.

The crew comprised Capt. Charles Powell, 11th Bomb Squadron aircraft commander, now serving as Director of Staff; Lt. Col. John Conway, 11th Bomb Squadron radar navigator, currently holding the position of Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron Detachment 13 commander; and Capt. Matthew Walls, 343 Bomb Squadron copilot, now unit…

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