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Old 16th July 2016, 14:21
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B 29 in Europe

Hello,

My father who was in the Armée de l'air at this time told me he saw in 1946 at Bordeaux-Merignac airfield a "very big Boeing bomber" he called "Boeing 2".

I think that was one of the few B 29 sent ito Europe after the end of the war.

What do you think ?

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Old 18th July 2016, 22:37
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Re: B 29 in Europe

The RAF did receive some after the war and called it the Washington B.1.



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Old 19th July 2016, 07:58
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Re: B 29 in Europe

Thank you ED, I know for the Washington but I need informations about USAAF B 29 visit in Europe in 1945 or 46.

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Old 20th July 2016, 02:12
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Re: B 29 in Europe

Who Fears? The 301st Bomb Group in Peace and War, 1942-79, by Kenneth Werrell, has some interesting material on the first post-war B-29 deployments to Germany (before the "official" return of US bombers to bases in England).
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Old 26th July 2016, 10:14
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Re: B 29 in Europe

Alain

The USAAF had a few B-29s tour Europe already in late 1945.
44-61679 (a B-29A) visited at least Denmark, Sweden, Norway and probably UK with a two day stop over at Bromma (Stockholm airport) between 27-29.9.1945.

I know there were other B-29s as well, so this may not have any connection with your father what so ever...

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Old 26th July 2016, 12:06
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Re: B 29 in Europe

Thank you very much Stig

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Old 27th July 2016, 13:58
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Re: B 29 in Europe

TB-29 45-21812 was the first ELINT B-29 deployment to Europe, operating from Frankfurt and Mildenhall starting in September 1947.
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