Last flying B-29 Superfortress lands in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO — The only B-29 Superfortress still flying landed at San Diego’s Brown Field Monday for a three-day exhibition with other famous World War II warplanes.

B-29-SuperfortressThe four-engine bomber, the same kind used to drop the first atom bomb over Japan, touched down at about 11:30 a.m.

The B-29 will be on public display through Wednesday along with a P-51 Mustang, a C-45 Expeditor and a T-6 Texan.

The B-29 first saw active service in 1944 during World War II as a replacement for B-17s and B-24s. It was also used in the Korean War.

The Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour is open until 6:30 p.m. on Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per family. Plane cockpit tours are free with admission and flights aboard the aircraft are available for an additional cost.

3 comments

  • Jim Crittenden

    What about the B-29 that I understood is still operational that is part of the Chino Airport museum? I had the privilege to co-pilot that aircraft back in 1982 as part of the Air shows that use to be performed yearly by the owners of the aircraft… At Chino they have several vintage bombers, P-51s, P-38, AT-6s and a PBY. Just curious… I use to tie down my plane their until I sold it…

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