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Boeing B29A Superfortress (461748) in the American Air Museum at Duxford - Click for Full Image

Boeing B-29A Superfortress (44-61748) in the American Air Museum at Duxford is the only one of its type in Europe. Delivered in May 1945, it did not serve in World War 2 and was put into storage at Davis-Monthan Air Base, Arizona following the end of hostilities. However, the conflict in Korea saw this B29 despatched to the 371st Bomber Squadron at Kadena, Okinawa where it undertook many combat missions. Following the end of the Korean War, it returned to the USA and undertook training and target-towing duties prior to retiring in 1956. It was parked at China Lake, California for 23 years before being flown to the UK,  arriving at Duxford in March 1980. It is displayed in the colours it wore during the Korean conflict: "Hawg Wild".

 

(Picture September 2002)

 

 


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