Boeing 100: Boeing Bombers at the Museum of Flight

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Aces Flying High

Following a lengthy restoration by the Museum of Flight in Seattle in 2012 they had nowhere to display the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber “T-Square 54” (Serial Number 44-69729 on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force) without it being exposed to the elements. As such this 1945 veteran of 37 bombing missions in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two with the USAAF 875th Bomb Squadron, 498th Bomb Group, plus service time as a converted aerial tanker during the Korean War (1950-1953) was more or less shrink-wrapped in a protective coating and put in outdoor storage next to the museum (this was actually the first time it had been on any sort of public display since 2003. The hangar it had been restored in was scheduled to be demolished so they had no choice but to put it outside).

Shrink wrapped B-29 Museum of Flight Seattle WA USA The shrink wrapped B-29 at…

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