After graduating from California State University-Northridge with a BA degree in history, Don Logan joined the USAF in August 1969. He flew as an F-4E Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) flying 133 combat missions over North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and Laos before being shot down over North Vietnam on July 5, 1972. He spent nine months as a POW in Hanoi, North Vietnam. After his return to the US, he was assigned to Nellis AFB where he flew as a right-seater in the F-111A. He left the USAF at the end of February 1977, and in March of that year, went to work for North American Aircraft Division as a flight manual writer on the B-1A program. Following the cancellation of the B-1A, he went to work for Northrop Aircraft as a fire control and ECM systems maintenance manual writer on the F-5 program. In October 1978, he started his employment at Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, as a Flight Manual/Weapon Delivery manual writer on the B-52 program. He retired from Boeing in February 2002. He continues to photograph and write on military aircraft subjects.

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