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Old Doc, the B29

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B29 - Must see!

Great story!

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BEAUTIFUL big bird, that is.

My dad, who was "in B17s" always laughed when he recounted the story that the new B29 folks were FEARFUL of flying the then new B29.

So a crew of WASPS took the first one up & ferried it cross country to its first base, W/O incident. - This shamed the men into flying the B29, W/O further complaints.
(Even when he was stationed in Tucson, AZ he said that the B-17 crews were still laughing about that incident.)

yours, sw

YEP. My dad said that for MONTHS afterward, that if anyone mentioned being a B29 crewmember, they said, "WOW. You sure don't look like a WASP." - Then he said that the B17 folks would LOL.

yours, sw
To All,

What I'm wondering is how much per flight hour does a B29 cost to fly in 2018.

yours, sw

Fyi, my dad was aboard one of the very first B29 practice flights out of TUCSON AAC Airfield. = He said that he LOVED that "big bird" & wished that he could have "checked out" at least in the "MIGHTY 29".

yours, sw


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