USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Double Trouble
B-29-65-BW 44-69901

39th Bomb Group, 60th Bomb Squadron



Double Trouble

Also known as "City of Maywood", this B29 won the accolade of having flown the longest combat sortie of any Superfortress.

On 26th June 1945, the crew of Thomas Bell flew a recon mission from Guam to Hokkaido, a distance of 4650 miles, on 23 hour flight which included 3 hours over the target.





 
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© Ray Bowden 19 June 2024