B-29s in the korean war
(25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953)
Nominated for Best Military History by the Air Force Foundation
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This site is dedicated to all B-29 flight and ground personnel who served in the Forgotten War.
We left as boys
and came back as men. Lets hope no one has to do it again.
We took a plane brand spanking new, started as strangers and came back a crew.
We were young and slim; our backs were straight. Our eyes now dim, we know our fate.
We had to go, a job to do. Our friends all went, we had to too.
Now years have passed and soon we'll rest. The whole world knows we did our best.
Above the clouds our spirits will soar. When life is o'er, it’s through the next door.
We'll join up again on another plane; take off for the heavens, a crew again.
Originated & maintained by E. J. McGill, B-29 copilot, 19BG, 28BS, Kadena AFB, Okinawa, August 1951-March 1952 (28 missions)
Copyrighted 2014 Updated: 2/9/2014