There can be no doubt about the origin of the name for this B29 given that it was assigned to the crew of Lt George Booze. The long serving Superfort completed more than forty combat missions against Japan under the dedicated care of crew chief M/Sgt Ben Eilers.
"Booze Hound" survived the war and went on to serve again in the Korean Conflict but by then it had been transferred to 98BG(VH)and received a lavish new artwork with the name of "September Song". All the under surfaces had also been painted in black in an attempt to reduce the risk of being spotted by night fighters or search lights.
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© Ray Bowden 27 February 2024