The B-45 Tornado
An Operational History of the First American Jet Bomber
The North American B-45 Tornado was Americaâ€™s first jet bomber and was used in a number of vital missions for nearly a decade. Drawing from declassified secret documents, this history explains the bomberâ€™s use in strategic reconnaissance and atomic-weapon strike missions from its 1944 development to its role in the Cold War. The book includes numerous photographs and more than 100 interviews with pilots, navigators, and ground personnel.