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Friday, March 9, 2012

The B-29

Murphy's Law has a great post up about the B-29. I know of his uh, desire to wander off the beaten path and explore WWII hardware. Only because of that I offer this photo:

That would be me around 1976 at Wright Patterson AFB in the B-29 Bocks Car. 

Yes the sign on the back of the seat says "Please stay out of the seats". I don't think you will get that chance now. 

How profound to sit there in that aircraft. I need to go back to see how far WP AFB has come. Many aircraft were sitting outside such as the XB-70 rusting away.  



  1. It's come a long way. Tripled in size. Even the XB-70 is indoors now.
    Seriously, let me know when you're up for a road trip.

  2. We're about 45 minutes from WPAFB... let us know if you're ever in the area...

    Dann in Ohio

  3. You look like such a pup!

    I need to get the family out to WPAFB. Kid's spring break is coming up, and I have Wednesdays off...

  4. A stone cold warrior if I've ever seen one! We're gonna have to start a meme here Keads. Post a picture of you in uniform back in the day. I'll have to see if I can fish one out and if the scanner is still working....

  5. There are a total of 3 hangars now, and a lot of the experimental aircraft are in a special hangar on the base itself. You have to sign up to get on a bus that takes you over.