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Old 16th November 2017, 21:11
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Re: Highest scoring B-29

Good evening RSwank,

thanks for that cool link.
I stumbled over the job designation:
  • John Cox - airplane commander
  • Chester Marshall - pilot (co-pilot)
Who flew the plane ?

Michael
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Re: Highest scoring B-29

The Airplane Commander. For some reason the AAF decided to change the name for the Pilot to Airplane (or Aircraft) Commander.

Here is a training manual for the "Airplane Commander". The 2nd position is still called co-pilot in this manual

http://www.jamminpower.com/PDF/Fligh...20Training.pdf


On page 60 of this book: https://books.google.com/books?id=BV...20seat&f=false

the positions are left seat, "Aircraft Commander" and right seat "Pilot".
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Old 17th November 2017, 10:19
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Re: Highest scoring B-29

Good morning RSwank,

thanks for your answer.
Thus, if B-29 pilots were credited with the kills of their gunners (which they weren't) then John Cox would have been a 10-kill-B-29-ace, wouldn't he ?

Have a nice weekend,

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