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As a former B-52 pilot I simply had to use the name of Slim Picken's character in Dr. Strangelove, which of course happens to be my favorite movie.

DOB: 1962

Gender: Male

Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Occupation: Pilot

Groups: Velocipede Vanguard, Kossack Air Force, Aviation & Pilots, Central Ohio Kossacks, Whovians on DKos, World War Two Aircraft

Diaries published: 104 (13 days since last diary on Thu May 14, 2015 at 11:33 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 7495 (0 days since last comment on Tue May 26, 2015 at 06:26 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 13274

Total Comment Ratings: 464

Most Recommended Diary: The day I took the cat to the park, 350 comments, 554 recommends

People Following Major Kong: 303

Major Kong's Most Recent Diaries:

The only course open to us now is to make an assault by fire on the barbarians under cover of night. Sun Tzu One byproduct of warfare, horrible as it may be, is that technology tends to make ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 53 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 11:33 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
I struggled to come up with a decent title for this one. This is about the planes that were overshadowed by their more glamorous counterparts. Everybody loves Mustangs, Spitfires and Hellcats. I ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 279 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 06:02 AM PDT with 203 Recommends
I had a request to do a diary about entertainers who served in the military. Turns out it wasn't as easy as I thought. This is in no way a comprehensive list. There were just too many to work with. ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 630 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 08:46 AM PDT with 449 Recommends
It seems my earlier diary about the Lockheed F-104 caught the attention of a former USAF F-104 driver. He felt that I (and the USAF) didn't give the plane its due. My first thought was "You mean ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 126 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 01:07 PM PDT with 165 Recommends
B-52H dropping high-drag bombs and IR decoys (flares). There's been some talk lately about giving surplus B-52s to Israel, presumably so they can use them on you-know-who. I believe the latest ...
by Major Kong
Comment Count 284 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM PDT with 246 Recommends
Not the prettiest thing but it got the job done. Just about any job you could think of. In military aviation there are the "glamor girls" like the P-51, Spitfire and B-17 that get all the attention.
by Major Kong
Comment Count 71 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 07:37 AM PST with 80 Recommends

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