Early in the battle for the town, a gamble paid off when the defenders fell back so that a carefully timed deluge of high explosives from B-52s, invisible in the substratosphere
, could catch the enemy as he moved forward.
Photographs leading to this finding were taken from an airplane in the substratosphere
off the coast of Peru during the eclipse of last June 8.
He used the jet streams in the substratosphere
to help fly the plane, which had a nominal top speed of 190 mph, at speeds of up to 340 mph.