Aircraft Profiles
Boeing B-29 Superfortress - Part I
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress entered service in 1944 with the USAAF, it was a four-engined heavy bomber which provided the Allies with a long-range strike capability for the war in the Pacific.

There were very few versions of the B-29, and only Britain and Australia operated them outside the USA. The Soviet Union also made a copy and it was manufactured by Tupolev as the TU-4.

The Superfortress was armed with up 12 x 12.7mm machine guns, mostly in remote turrets, and carried a 10,000 lb bomb load as standard, the Silverplate versions were adapted to take the 'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man' atomic bombs.
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B-29 - 6th Bomb Group
B-29 - 9th Bomb Group
B-29 - 22nd Bomb Group
B-29 - 444th Bomb Group
B-29 - 500th Bomb Group
B-29 - 'Bockscar'
B-29 - 'Enola Gay'
Washington - 44 Squadron
Washington - 90 Squadron