Aviation Photo #0499350 Boeing B-29 Superfortress - USA - Air Force

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Photo taken at North Field or Northwest Field, Guam at the end of WWII by my father, Harold E. Gronenthal. The object under the fuselage and wings is an AN/APQ-7 "Eagle" targeting radar antenna, operating in X-band (3cm/10GHz), used on B-29Bs (no defensive armament). Airplane unit is 20th Air Force, 315th Bomb Wing, 16th Bomb Group.
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    Edward Gronenthal
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    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
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Photo Added: January 29, 2004

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9 years ago
One of the few pictures I have seen of a B-29B with the radar antenna. Awesome!
2 years ago
What colour!

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