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Thanks to James Richmond, son of Cpt Barron A. Richmond (A/C), for information about this airplane.

The Airplane

This airplane was serial number 42-24901.


Source: Photos Tinian 1944-45 provided by Michael Kenney. Photos copyright protected and may not be used without permission.  [http://www.mrprophead.com/b29nose1.htm]


The “Cultured Vulture” at Iwo in March 1945.  Note that the plane number is “25” instead of “35”.
Source: “B-29 Superfortress in Action”, Squadron Signal Publications, Aircraft No. 31, p. 33.

This airplane survived the war and was reclaimed 15 Jul 1952.

The Air Crew

The primary air crew of this airplane was #3918.

The Ground Crew

The crew chief of this airplane is not known.