Thanks to Cpl Richard T. Kruger (Radio) and to Marilyn McKay, wife of F/O William E. McKay (Bombardier) [first crew] and to Ethel Dimsha and T/Sgt Albert S. Dimsha (Engineer) [second crew].
Crew #3908 ferried “Snugglebunny” to Tinian, departing the States on January 14 and arriving at Tinian on January 23. They named the airplane “Snugglebunny”, which was the affectionate nickname that Cpt James C. Smith gave to his wife. “Snugglebunny” flew (at least) 34 missions with the 6th BG and another 78 missions with the 98th Bomb Group in Korea, for a total of (at least) 112 missions.
Note the unusual color of the front landing gear.
Several B-29s of the 6th and 9th Group at the Service Center.
A picture of this plane (after running off the end of the runway) appears in Steve Birdsall, “Superfortress – The B-29”, Squadron/Signal Publications, p. 10.
The Air Crew
The First Crew
The first crew of “Snugglebunny” was Crew #3908. They flew the airplane for 21 missions during the period Jan 23 to Jun 16.
The Second Crew
The second crew of “Snugglebunny” was Crew #3908B.
Other crews that flew this airplane included Crew #3918.
The Ground Crew
The crew chief for this airplane was M/Sgt Henry H. Kolthoff.
Last updated 09/17/2010