Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Japanese and Allied Air Forces in the Far East

Japanese and Allied Air Forces in the Far East Please use this forum to discuss the Air War in the Far East.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 5th February 2018, 20:41
photo-war's Avatar
photo-war photo-war is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 41
photo-war is on a distinguished road
B-29 photo, unit emlem help

Hello! Please help to ID unit emblem in this photo, looks lke a wing or arrow ...

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,
Alexander
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0001.jpg (104.5 KB, 16 views)
File Type: jpg 0002.jpg (51.7 KB, 26 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 5th February 2018, 21:34
edwest2 edwest2 is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,132
edwest2 is on a distinguished road
Re: B-29 photo, unit emlem help

I have found a photo with a number 49 on the nose. The arrow marking is an arrow cut in half, lengthwise, with a round, black ball with a wing. Inside the arrow portion are the words 'Three Feathers III." It was with the 500th Bomb Group.


Can you make out the writing under the dark window?




Hope this helps,
Ed
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5th February 2018, 21:37
RSwank RSwank is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bloomington, IN USA
Posts: 704
RSwank is on a distinguished road
Re: B-29 photo, unit emlem help

There are are series of photos here:

http://500thbombgroupb29.org/gallery...rews/index.htm

Note that number 50 (Z square 50) does not seem to be named. The photo you have seems to have been taken after 44 missions.
The photo of the plane on the link was taken a little later (after 53 missions).

On this link, Z-square 50 is called "Fancy Detail", and the pilot was Braden. Other sources say the plane's serial number was 42-24696.

http://500thbombgroupb29.org/Records...More%20500.pdf

Last edited by RSwank; 7th February 2018 at 01:33.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5th February 2018, 21:44
edwest2 edwest2 is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,132
edwest2 is on a distinguished road
Re: B-29 photo, unit emlem help

Thank you, RSwank. Here is a B-29 with the number 29 on the nose.


http://www.lonesentry.com/blog/b29-s...el-gertie.html




Ed
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5th February 2018, 22:04
photo-war's Avatar
photo-war photo-war is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 41
photo-war is on a distinguished road
Re: B-29 photo, unit emlem help

Quote:
Originally Posted by edwest2 View Post
Can you make out the writing under the dark window?
Ed please take a look - another photo of this B-29, writing is well readable from this image.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Untitled-1.jpg (188.7 KB, 26 views)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5th February 2018, 22:22
edwest2 edwest2 is offline
Alter Hase
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,132
edwest2 is on a distinguished road
Re: B-29 photo, unit emlem help

Thank you, photo-war.




Ed
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5th February 2018, 22:26
photo-war's Avatar
photo-war photo-war is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 41
photo-war is on a distinguished road
Re: B-29 photo, unit emlem help

Many thanks to all for comments!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Next 10 jagdwaffe pilots - where they were on 22.06.1941? Dmitry Volodin Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 5 13th February 2013 20:49
Me-323 Gigant Unit Soldbuch, Photo Album & Dog Tag hucks216 On Offer 2 21st May 2012 13:30
ID of Do17P with Z5 Unit Code Larry Hickey Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 20 25th January 2012 17:50
WWII Clandestine Photo Reconnaissance Dave Lefurgey The Second World War in General 39 3rd July 2007 15:58
F/O John Greer Boyle, KIA 41 Sqn 28.9.40 - photo needed Geoff Kennell Allied and Soviet Air Forces 0 28th January 2005 15:55


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2007, 12oclockhigh.net