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Old 5th August 2022, 17:59
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History of B-29 '224612

Presumably this was a B-29 and not a B-50?

Which unit flew it?
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Old 5th August 2022, 22:35
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Re: History of B-29 '224612

Should correspond to B-29-40BW
According to Robert Mann it was delivered to USAAF 31 July 1944 and handed over to 236 Base Unit.
Named Klondyke Kutey (his spelling) and coded 12
It was SOC 11 Sep 1950 when it was reclaimed at Pyote

Unfortunately Mann's book leaves a lot more to ask for and his reading of the type's IARC is very rudimentary.

Possibly (if the aircraft WAS assigned to a front line unit) it would mean going through the book page-by-page.
On the other hand if it stayed in the US all its life, you will not find anything further in his book.

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Old 6th August 2022, 14:24
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Re: History of B-29 '224612

Many thanks
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Re: History of B-29 '224612

From an online book by John M. Campbell:

KLONDIKE KUTEY-, 42-24612, #12. Assigned to the 236th BIU, operating out of Alaska, their main role there was more of a test role. Weather endurance, and Arctic Climate studies, she saw duty at the Amarillo Army Airfield, but was reclaimed at Tinker where she was involved with a collision with a B-17G while taxiing. She was sent to Pyote Air Base on 09/11/50. (via B. Snodgrass)

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Old 14th August 2022, 23:06
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Re: History of B-29 '224612

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From an online book by John M. Campbell:

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Mind telling me which online book that is Leendert?

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Re: History of B-29 '224612

Stig,

Stumbled on it here: https://www.scribd.com/document/5150...-Superfortress and searched document for Klondike and/or serial.

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Old 15th August 2022, 11:00
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Re: History of B-29 '224612

Thanks Leendert

Appreciated!
BTW I don't think you stumble over anything. You are way too skillful for that...

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