Airman Francis Williams trained to fix F-100 Jet Fighters’ RADAR, but put ‘A-Bombs’ in B-57 Bombers

War Tales

Francis Williams of Port Charlotte graduated from high school in 1954 in St. Clair, Mich. The following year he joined the Air Force and trained as a RADAR technician. He thought he would be repairing the RADAR units in F-100 “Super Sabre” jet fighters. Instead he and a small crew of workmen ended up loading atomic bombs in the bellies of B-57 “Canberra” twin-jet bombers during the “Cold War” in the 1950s in France.

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