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 Post subject: B-29 Leaving Home (pic)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:15 pm 
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Climbing out for another oceanic long haul.

Sorry for the huge size but I didn't have the heart to chop this one. It's one of those shots that gives me the feeling of what it must have been like for these magnificant aircraft spending most of their time over water on some of the longest missions of the war.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:59 pm 
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FAC257 wrote:
Climbing out for another oceanic long haul.

Sorry for the huge size but I didn't have the heart to chop this one. It's one of those shots that gives me the feeling of what it must have been like for these magnificant aircraft spending most of their time over water on some of the longest missions of the war.


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That's what it was like sometimes, but most times we saw those brilliant white fluffy cathedrals in the sky as towering cumulous, against a background of blue, with shafts of sunlight shining beween them.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:25 pm 
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WOW that's a picture worth framing!


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Ya know, I think one day I may have to give this bird a try. First though I'll have to buy some 76.4m scenery for the pacific.

Good Shot FAC. :)

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Thanks for posting this - it really hits home with many I am sure.

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Scott - Shockwave wrote:
Thanks for posting this - it really hits home with many I am sure.

Scott.


It does with me, for sure!

I'm going back to my first love!

But I need a red ruddered Triangle U skin with the Hellbird insignia on the right side of the nose!


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Very nice pic FAC :D I like the angle choice and the sky backround :)

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AC

Will this work for you until I get a little better at painting?

The 462nd BG over Tinian 1945

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:01 am 
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WOW!!!!

So, are you going to release those beauties anytime soon?

BTW...If you ever feel like trying your hand at a B-29 named "Lucky Lady", or a B-24J named "Crash Kids" let me know.

"Crash Kids" would be very special....I happen to know the pilot!


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dutch506 wrote:
WOW!!!!

So, are you going to release those beauties anytime soon?

BTW...If you ever feel like trying your hand at a B-29 named "Lucky Lady", or a B-24J named "Crash Kids" let me know.

"Crash Kids" would be very special....I happen to know the pilot!



Wasn't "Lucky Lady" the '29 that flew nonstop around the world with Col. "Cruise Control" Irvine the Flight Engineer?


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I believe so AC, It was named Lucky Lady II though I think.

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research ... /b4-40.htm

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That was "Lucky Lady II." If I'm not mistaken (and if I am, please don't hesitate to let me know!) that was a B-50.


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Guys, I found a shot of one of the " Lucky Lady" B-29s, but it's a tight shot showing only the nose art and is in black and white.
She's #42-34584 "X" tail, 9th BG.

There were also at least 5 other B-29s that flew as the Lucky Lady during WWII.

Lucky Lady #42-24584
Diamond tail in China and then Triangle N 44 tail at Tinian, 444th BG
Went down in a training accident.

Lucky Lady #42-24863
E Triangle 12 tail, 504th BG
Survived the war.

Lucky Lady #42-65272
Also flew as "Miss Shorty" and "Blue Tail Fly"
Triangle I 27 tail, K Triangle tail, & Blue Stripe tail
468thBG, 505th BG & 19th BG

Lucky Lady #44-62304
Diamond tail, 43rd BG
Also flew as "Miss Lace" Diamond B tail, 16BG

There was also a Lucky Lady that flew for the 498th BG


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The one I'm looking at is "E Triangle 12." 42-24863

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