The “tail-gunner” speaks in his own blog, to wit:

If we do not have a real Pontiff, then may the good Cardinals, doing their appointed work “in view of the sacredness of the act of election” “accept the interior movements of the Holy Spirit” and provide Holy Mother Church with a real Vicar of Christ as the Successor of Saint Peter. (

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6 comments on “THE “TAIL-GUNNER” SPEAKS:

  1. What is a tail-gunner? The following is proevided to those unfamiliar with the term:
    /On 18 December 1972, during Operation Linebacker II, USAF B-52 Stratofortresses of the Strategic Air Command conducted a major bombing campaign against North Vietnam. As the bombers approached the target, SAMs (Surface To Air Missiles) exploded around the Stratofortresses.[6] After completing its bombing run, callsign Brown III was warned of Vietnam People’s Air Force (NVAF-North Vietnamese Air Force) MiGs. Brown III’s tail gunner, SSGT Samuel O. Turner, shot down a MiG-21 interceptor, becoming the first tail gunner to shoot down an enemy aircraft since the Korean War.[6]
    The tail turret on the B-52D at the Imperial War Museum Duxford (2006)

    On 24 December 1972, during the same bombing campaign, B-52 Stratofortress Diamond Lil was attacking railroad yards at Thái Nguyên when the tail gunner detected a MiG-21 8 miles (13 km) away climbing to intercept.[7] The aircraft took evasive action and dropped chaff and flares while the gunner fired around 800 rounds from 2,000 yards, causing the MiG-21 to fall, on fire.[8] That incident was the last tail gunner to shoot down an enemy aircraft with machine guns during wartime.[9]

  2. Tail gunner in a USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress, 1943

    Boeing B-17E

    They should create a modified jet version of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. There are a number of cannons that could be used for the tail gunner position, including incendiary .50 cal.

  3. The Penguin and the President as tail gunners
    Tail Gunners: “The Rear Gunner” w/ Ronald Reagan & Burgess Meredith 1943 US Army Air Forces, WWII
    Jeff Quitney
    Published on May 10, 2015

  4. Just for fun (or extra credit):

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