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B-29 flies again

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bawana, Mar 11, 2007.

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  1. Bawana

    Bawana TS Member

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    Glad to see there are a few still flying and not lost to time.
     
  2. Paladin

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    The web address wouldn't open for me, but is it about Fi Fi flying again?
     
  3. Frank C

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    .....a long way from Wright-Pat Airforce Museum to Sparta, but hey, you can always go to the Popeye museum in Chester...
     
  4. BigM-Perazzi

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    There apparently is another B-29, 'DOC' being refurbished in Wichita Kansas.
     
  5. Jim101

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    When they get Doc flying it make the second flyable B-29 in the world.
    Fi Fi is undergoing some repairs. Don't know if it's finished yet.



    Jim
     
  6. Bisi

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    I had the pleasure of seeing "Fi Fi" fly. Man what a bird!! Hope I someday will get to see "Doc" take to the air!

    Bisi
     
  7. mag410

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    This link worked for me.

    http://users.skynet.be/fa926657/files/B29.wmv

    Michael
     
  8. Paladin

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    mag410;

    Absolutely stunning post my man, stunning!!
     
  9. geneleroy

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    I've alway been partial to the B-29. My older brother was a gunner in a 29 in the South Pacific during WWII. There is a restored 29 at the Tucson Air Museum.
     
  10. Paladin

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    A good friend of mine flew 50 missions in one. The first 12 were the short missions to Iwo Jima and back, before it was captured. The rest were all over Japan, 12 to 13 hour missions. His missions were flown from the island of Saipan. The plane number was V SQUARE 54. I have a short video of the plane, on a VHS tape for about three seconds, from a documentary on the history channel.

    Many years ago, he and I went to an air show where Fi Fi was featured. The Confederate Air Force had her there for tours. My friend asked if he could get in to the rear compartment, where he flew his missions as a gunner. When my friend mentioned his 50 missions from Saipan, the look on the Confederate Air Force guys face is one I will never forget.

    It's an honor and privilege to know the man.

    Four, Wright 3350 Radials, at full song. Priceless!!
     
  11. geneleroy

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    Most history 'buff's' know that Col. Paul Tibbets piloted the B-29 "Enola Gay" and dropped the first A-Bomb on Japan, so what B-29 and pilot dropped the second one??(let's do this from memory, stay off the net!) LOL
     
  12. BigM-Perazzi

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    And why wasn't Bock piloting his plane.....hmmmm....??
     
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