1.4.2005


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Bombing Iron
undated Boeing Airplane Co. (Wichita Division) photo

A B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber attached to the 509th Composite Group is shown in flight. Note the two very large bombs, perhaps British "Tallboys," outboard of the fuselage to each side, under the wings since they're too big to fit into the bomb bay. The photo was most likely taken during pre-atomic mission ballistics tests conducted by the 509th from Wendover Air Base in the El Centro Mountains in late 1944 and early 1945.

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