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4. Shot down on April 29,1945, over Kyushu. 42. First SOOth BIG Superfortress to arrive on Saipan, October 31, 1944. LIMBER RICHARD-44-70072. 9th BIG, 99th BIS, X circle no. 55. Wichita built, flew 30 combat missions, 1 abort. Home AFB, 12/23/53 to 07118/54. Scrapped. 53. Also Wichita built, she has 29 combat missions, 0 aborts. Final: McClellan AFB, scrapped 09/14/48. 4. Shenefiel. Wichita built, flew 46 combat missions,2 aborts. Final: Robbins AFB, 04128/46 to 10/31/50. Scrapped 12/06/50. Cockpit section with art is on display at Boeing's Seattle Museum.
Hit by debris off of 42-6334 overYawata 08/20/44. CASE ACE-, 42-6270, 462nd BIG, 770th BIS, Solid Green Rudder. Reclaimed: Pyote Field lx. 12/21149. Chapter 3: The Superfortress Enters the War/The 58th Bombardment Wing 53 - CAMEL CARRAVAN-, 42-6333, 466th BIG, 793rd B/S,2-Blue Rudder Stripes. Aircraft Commander/Pilot: General 'Blondie' Saunders. w this aircraft to the theater of operations. Was first 6-29 to reach the forward bases of China. She flew 3 consecutive "Hump" flights the first few days of October inside of four days.
DRAGGIN'LADY-, 42-63505, 40th BIG, 25th Bls, 2-Blue Rudder Stripes, Class 26 Sheppard, 05/17/54. 17. The 8-29 had 11 combat missions, 9 transport missions. Aircraft Commander/Pilot: Hennin. Mickish was in command of 8-29 when lost. The mission was Omura, as it was to be discovered the Superfortress had been interred at the Vladivostok Naval Air Base in Siberia. 56 Vol. II Boeing B-29 Superfortress t· DRAGON BEHIND-, 44-86247, 444th BIG, 676th BIS, Diamond. DRAGON LADY -, 42-65277, 444th BIG, 676th BIS, The femme fatale is from the cartoon strip of Milton Can iff, 'Terry & the Pirates'.