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The Airplane

SI Neg. 2003-18703. Date: na.
Left side view of the cockpit section of a Boeing B-29 Stratofortress, “The Spirit of Sammy”. Nose art is the pirate insignia of the 6th Bomb Group. Aircraft also shows the victor number 1. Tinian, c.1945.
Credit: George E. Staley (Smithsonian Institution)

Source: George E. Staley, Smithsonian Institution

This airplane is discussed here.

The Air Crew

The air crew for this airplane was Crew #2418.  On the last mission of the war, the airplane was flown by Cpt Bruce R. Alger of Crew #2409.

 

Last updated 09/17/2010