Aviation Photo #0790386 Boeing B-29 Superfortress - USA - Air Force

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Perhaps not quite what she seems, this B-29 is in fact 45-21748, which left active USAF service in June 1954 and was allocated as a Ground Instructional Airframe at Chanute AFB in Illinois. It was later transferred to the museum there and painted to represent the "Enola Gay". When Chanute AFB was closed in 1993 she was acquired by the Sandia National Atomic Museum at Kirtland AFB where I caught her just a year later, inaccurately marked as '45-21749'.
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    Michael Baldock
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    45-21749
    Albuquerque - International Sunport (Kirtland AFB)
    New Mexico
    USA
    October 1994
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Anonymous
10 years ago
On june 5, 1945 my uncle alex zamry died piloting a 29 back to calcutta from a bombing mission. his plane ditched 60 miles from shore. i often search the history files to see what i find. this restored picture is a reminder of what our men went to war in to fight for freedom.

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