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I thought I would share these. These are from a roll of negatives found in a thirft store bin. Nedless to say it cost about 5 cents. They are a little rough but enjoy.

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Five cents? Geez, I gotta start checking out thrift stores...

 

They're not too rough, as you say... and there's some nice shots here; that closeup of the tail gunner's position is somewhat unique and I really like those two views of the gunners. It's interesting how the image is distorted in a couple of shots which look to have been taken through the CFC gunner's blister.

 

That first photo shows a B-29-35-BW and is the only shot which gives any hint of what unit these ships may have belonged to. Kinda looks like a stateside outfit from here.

 

Groovy stuff, thanks for posting these!

 

 

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Steve O. Reno

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Five cents? Geez, I gotta start checking out thrift stores...

 

They're not too rough, as you say... and there's some nice shots here; that closeup of the tail gunner's position is somewhat unique and I really like those two views of the gunners. It's interesting how the image is distorted in a couple of shots which look to have been taken through the CFC gunner's blister.

 

That first photo shows a B-29-35-BW and is the only shot which gives any hint of what unit these ships may have belonged to. Kinda looks like a stateside outfit from here.

 

Groovy stuff, thanks for posting these!

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I'm looking at Boeing's production list and they have a B-29-40-BW with the number of 42-24583 would this be the same number on the tail with the 4 dropped off?


Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom?--Death, Hogfather/Terry Pratchett

 

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Yes, the first digit was dropped off when the serial was applied to the tail.

 

Is the second last digit an '8'? Looked like a '6' to me. I thought I looked at it long and hard to make sure... BUT my eyes are getting worse every day!

 

Anyhoo, if it's 42-24583 then it's a dash-40, yes. If it's 42-24563 then it's a dash-35.

 

 

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Steve O. Reno

(formerly BlackWolf3945 here on USMF)

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug...

HAWKSNESTSig1.jpg

Seeking Curtiss-Wright aircraft photos, especially the P-40, P-36, & O-52...

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Yes, the first digit was dropped off when the serial was applied to the tail.

 

Is the second last digit an '8'? Looked like a '6' to me. I thought I looked at it long and hard to make sure... BUT my eyes are getting worse every day!

 

Anyhoo, if it's 42-24583 then it's a dash-40, yes. If it's 42-24563 then it's a dash-35.

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You may be right I'll have to look at the original and see. So it's either a Dash 35 or Dash 40, I'll let you know tonight.


Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom?--Death, Hogfather/Terry Pratchett

 

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Yes, the first digit was dropped off when the serial was applied to the tail.

 

Is the second last digit an '8'? Looked like a '6' to me. I thought I looked at it long and hard to make sure... BUT my eyes are getting worse every day!

 

Anyhoo, if it's 42-24583 then it's a dash-40, yes. If it's 42-24563 then it's a dash-35.

Fade to Black...

 

 

It's a "6" I just played with the contrast.


Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom?--Death, Hogfather/Terry Pratchett

 

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Groovy... nice to know my eyes aren't totally gone yet... LOL

 

I've been looking through my stuff to try and find some B-29s similarly marked to the one in your first photo, but no joy so far... will keep looking...

 

 

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Steve O. Reno

(formerly BlackWolf3945 here on USMF)

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug...

HAWKSNESTSig1.jpg

Seeking Curtiss-Wright aircraft photos, especially the P-40, P-36, & O-52...

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