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.

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