I've grown up around tankers my whole life. The pilots are a brave group of individuals. I've been at the base when an airtanker has gone down and these guys always elect to go back up to save lives and property. I have that book from Linc its one of the best books out there. I might have some of my pictures published in his next book.
I grew up around tankers also. My father worked for the U.S.F.S. in Arizona. Every spring we would be out at various airports as the fleet was getting tuned up for the next fire season. Mostly B-17s , PB4Y-2, TBMs and PV-2s. Here is a shot of one of the projects I am working on.