B-29 Superfortress: Bockscar

A closer look at the famous B-29 known as Bockscar and the story behind the aircraft.

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

Boeing B-29 crew two days after Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

**Back row (left to right): Capt. Kermit R. Beahan, Bombardier; Capt. James F. Van Pelt, Navigator; Capt. Charles D. Albury, Pilot; 2nd Lt. Fred J. Olivi, Co-pilot; Maj. Charles W. Sweeney, Aircraft Commander. Front row (left to right): SSgt. Edward K. Buckley, Radar Operator; MSgt. John D. Kuharek, Flight Engineer; SSgt. Raymond G. Gallagher, Assistant Flight Engineer; SSgt. Albert T. Dehart, Tail Gunner; Sgt. Abe M. Spitzer, Radio Operator.****** For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar headed to Japan with the atomic bomb Fat Man on board. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar Cockpit **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar Cockpit

B-29 Bockscar Cockpit

B-29 Bockscar Cockpit **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar Cockpit

B-29 Bockscar Cockpit

B-29 Bockscar Cockpit **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in 1959. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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Nagasaki

Nagasaki

Aerial reconnaissance photo of Nagasaki a few days before the bombing. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar in 1961 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

The nose paint on B-29 Bockscar was added quite some time after the bombing of Nagasaki. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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B-29 Bockscar

B-29 Bockscar

Items carried by one of the pilots aboard B-29 Bockscar during the atomic bombing mission. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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The Great Artiste

The Great Artiste

The crew that flew Bockscar during the Nagasaki bombing mission was actually the usual crew of The Great Artiste. **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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The Great Artiste

The Great Artiste

The Great Artiste **For more, read "The Airplane that Ended a War"
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