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Alvin T George - Gunner B-29 "Duke of Albuquerque"


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During the war, Mr Alvin T. George flew 33 missions over Japan, as part of the 73rd Bomb Wing. His B-29, "Duke of Albuquerque," had Tail code Z8 and aircraft serial number 44-69829.

 

Amazingly, the "Duke of Albuquerque" is still around, rather than scrapped, like the majority of American military craft after the war. This B-29 has been restored and is currently on display in - where else - Albuquerque, New Mexico at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.

 

Online I managed to find a couple photos of this B-29's crew, as well as a photo of the ground crew.

 

Mr George passed away in 2010.

 

I managed to acquire Mr George's named B-10 and his named A2 jackets, as well as one of his lightweight tan flight suits and green HBT coveralls.

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Very cool group! That’s awesome his plane is still around.

GEN. David R. Atchinson- MO State Guard              ACW

PVT. John H. Drury- Co. A, 27th Ky IR                      ACW               Died of Typhoid

PVT. Henry E. Thomas- Co. I, 17th Ky IR                  ACW

PVT. Joseph E. Drury- Co. E, 356th IR, 89th ID       WWI                WIA

SGT. Edward P. Drury- 51st QM Training Co.           WWII

PFC. Delmer C. Koonter- Co. I, 142nd IR, 36th ID    WWII              WIA

SC3c Michael C. Drury- LCS (L) (3) 70                     WWII

SGT. Steven D. Koonter- 5th Cav, 1st Cav Div         Vietnam

SGT. John M. Drury- 227th AVN Bn. 1st Cav Div     Vietnam

 

Contact me with items from the 36th Infantry Division or any IDd uniforms of European Theater Infantry Divisions

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