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 Thomas.

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. 

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