SMSgt (Ret) Darwin Bruce, former DRILL PRESS Airborne Mission Supervisor, has put together a three-part history of this unique adaptation of the legendary Gooney Bird, based on contemporary documentation and his personal recollections and reflections. Click on the underlined text to read about this little known but highly succesful SIGINT operation.

  • Part 1, "Genesis and History" covers the origins of the program and discusses the technical aspects of the aircraft and the operation.

  • Part 2, "Reflections" is Dar's own story of his part in DRILL PRESS.

  • Part 3, "Genesis/History Timeline", traces the development and mission accomplishment of DRILL PRESS in chronological fashion.

Thanks Dar !