Thanks to Sgt Ollie K. Teeter (Tail Gunner) and to Chris Lancaster, grandson of 1/Lt Joseph Kubicek (A/C).
The air crew named the aircraft “Dearly Beloved”. The ground crew added the name “Ramp Tramp” which generally signifies an aircraft that is always in need of maintenance and always parked.
Other pictures of this plane appears in Steve Birdsall, “Superfortress – The B-29”, Squadron/Signal Publications, p. 35 and on the internet.
The Air Crew
This aircraft was assigned to Crew #4018.
The Ground Crew
The Crew Chief of “Dearly Beloved” was M/Sgt Michael J. Kasek.
Last updated 03/21/2010