Boeing B-29 Superfortress #44-70113
Atlanta (GA) NAS
Photos by John Walker - October 1996
Text of the Marker
" Boeing B29 #44-70113, was built in Wichita, Kansas in late '44.
Commissioned in 5/45. Flown to Saipan to 20th AF, 73rd BW, 500BG, 883rd BS
and carried squadron number 58. Saw missions over Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, and
Kobe. Shot down 3 fighters and possible 3 more. She flew 5 POW missions, and
27 combat missions, the last one on the last day of WW2. Decommissioned in
1956 and stored until Marietta B29 Assn sponsored restoration in 1994."
Army serial number was B29-80BW.
Her "crew", as listed on the nose, was:
Pilot, Capt. C. Short. Co-pilot, Capt. J. Daniell. A/C pilot, Capt. B.
Bailey. Navigator, Capt. B. Mabry. Bombardier, Capt. B. Shaw. Flt. Surgeon,
Capt. P. Inglis. Flt. Eng., Sgt H. Shamblin.. CFC Gnnr, Sgt B. Price. T/Gnr,
Sgt L. Boos
[This "crew" is actually the people responsible for
securing, refurbishing, and donating the
aircraft for this display. ]
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