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Picture - WW2 B-29 "Windy City" - CBI theater?

Started by MWalsh , Aug 01 2017 06:16 AM

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#1 MWalsh

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:16 AM

I just recently found this nice old B-29 picture, and since not much gets posted here about the B-29, I thought I would share it. It is named "Windy City", it has mission markings along two rows. The top row is camels, I believe the bottom row is bombs. With the camel emblems painted on, I kind of suspect that this picture was taken when the early B-29 units were flying out of I think India and China, and having to do double duty as bombers and transports to get their fuel and supplies and all over "The Hump", that versus the later Saipan / Guam / Tinian based aircraft that flew the well known Japan missions. Just my speculation though.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:16 AM

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#3 US82Bravo

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:53 AM

From the New England Air Museum:

 

(pages take a moment to load) - note pages 2,3 and 5

 

 

http://www.468thbomb...abid=96&mid=494

 

 

 

 

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Edited by US82Bravo, 01 August 2017 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

Aircraft information for your plane:

 

 

 

Boeing B-29-30-BW Superfortress (s/n 42-24486) named "Windy City II" from the 794th BS, 468th BG, 20th AF.

 

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:40 AM

It was my understanding of this paint scheme.....

 

That yes, the bombs indicated missions, and the camels above the bombs just indicated if that bombing mission took then over the hump or not.

 

Could be way off on that, but thats why I "read somewhere"




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