More SB-29 Air
Rescue, kadena AFB, Circa 1952
The large object attached to the bottom is not an
atom or any other kind of bomb. It's an A3 lifeboat (below), designed to be
dropped near aircraft or crew downed at sea.
Dewey Thomas wrote: "Flt.
D SB29's made the missions to Korea, first to T.O. and last to land --
hopefully carrying the boat all the way, both ways!"
All photos this page, copyright 2001 by
(Below) SA-16 air rescue amphibian taking off.
(Below) Flight C SA 16 & chopper.
To see Dewey's
bomber escort photos, [CLICK