The SB-29s depicted
on this page were assigned to the 2nd Air Rescue Sqdn, Flight D, Kadena, AFB,
Okinawa, circa April 1952
. . . supplied by Dewey
Photos copyrighted 2001 by Dewey Thomas
Take-off sequence (below) shows how the B-29
main landing gear would sometimes lift off before the airplane seemed ready
to fly. Fully loaded, the B-29 was a real ground hugger.
(Above) Crew Inspection prior to boarding.
A normal engine start could often
resemble a major flare up.