B-29 Bomber Interiors
Original photographs of B29 aircraft interiors.
The color photos are of a fully restored B29 displayed at Boeing’s Museum of Flight in Tacoma, Washington. Boeing opened the aircraft for the 6th Bomb Group during our Reunion last year.
Boeing restored the B29 to exactly how the aircraft appeared to the air crews who flew them during the Pacific War in 1945. One of the most technologically advanced airplanes of World War II, the B-29 had many new features, including guns that could be fired by remote control. Two crew areas, fore and aft, were pressurized and connected by a long tube over the bomb bays, allowing crew members to crawl between them. The tail gunner had a separate pressurized area that could only be entered or left at altitudes that did not require pressurization.