The US Air Force's Global Strike Command is planning on commemorating
he 60th anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress on
15 April. The original event happened on 15 April, 1952, when the YB-52
prototype took to the air over Seattle,
The YB-52 is actually the second Stratofortress built by
Boeing. The XB-52, which was the first aircraft, was damaged during ground
esting and first flew on 2 October, 1952.