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X-1-3 Being Mated To EB-50A Superfortress

X-1-3 Being Mated To EB-50A Superfortress

(November 9, 1951) The third X-1 (46-064), known as "Queenie," is mated to the EB-50A (46- 006) at Edwards AFB, California. Following a captive flight on November 9, 1951, both aircraft were destroyed by fire d... More

Airplanes. Boeing B-50 Superfortress
Boeing B–29 Superfortress at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

Boeing B–29 Superfortress at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory

A Boeing B–29 Superfortress at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The B–29 was the Army Air Forces’ deadliest weapon during the latter... More

B-29 Superfortress Engine in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

B-29 Superfortress Engine in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

The resolution of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress’ engine cooling problems was one of the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory’s (AERL) key contributions to the World War II effort. The B-29 leapfrogged previous b... More

Boeing B-29 Superfortress at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

Boeing B-29 Superfortress at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

The NACA’s Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory used a Boeing B-29 Superfortress as a testbed for ramjet investigations in the late 1940s. NACA Lewis conducted a wide variety of studies on ramjets to determine ba... More

B-29 Superfortress with Ramjet Missile

B-29 Superfortress with Ramjet Missile

The NACA’s Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory used a Boeing B‒29 Superfortress as a testbed for ramjet investigations in the late 1940s. Lewis researchers conducted a wide variety of studies on ramjets to deter... More

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar

D-558-2 being mounted to P2B-1S launch aircraft in hangar

Description (1954) This 1954 photograph shows a Douglas D-558-2 under the P2B-1S (Navy designation for a B-29) launch aircraft. The P2B-1S has been lifted on mechanical jacks in the hangar for a possible "fit c... More

The crew in the cockpit of a B-52H Superfortress aircraft fly toward Darwin, Australia, where they will participate in Glad Customer '82 exercises

The crew in the cockpit of a B-52H Superfortress aircraft fly toward D...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GLAD CUSTOMER '82 Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Alex R. Taningco Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

The crew in the cockpit of a B-52H Superfortress aircraft fly toward Darwin, Australia, where they will participate in Glad Customer '82 exercises

The crew in the cockpit of a B-52H Superfortress aircraft fly toward D...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GLAD CUSTOMER '82 Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Alex R. Taningco Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

An air-to-air left side view of the XNB-36H bomber aircraft and a B-29 Superfortress chase plane during research and development taking place at the Convair Plant. The XNB-36H carries an on board nuclear reactor to test radiation for crew and aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of the XNB-36H bomber aircraft and a B-29...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Worth State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

Retired US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Paul W. Tibbets (right) signs copies of the original orders, that sent him and his crew of the B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, into the skies over Japan to drop the first atomic bomb during World War II, for US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Robert Faulk, Joint STAFF, at the Pentagon. BGEN Tibbetts is visiting the Pentagon to autograph copies of his book "The Return of the Enola Gay." BGEN Tibbets spent several days in the Washington, D.C., area attending events leading up to the December 17th Centennial of Flight celebration

Retired US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Paul W. Tibbets (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Jim Varhegyi, USAF Release Status:... More

Retired US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Paul W. Tibbets talks about his experience flying the B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, that delivered the first atomic bomb during World War II. BGEN Tibbets spoke to a gathering prior to autographing copies of his book "The Return of the Enola Gay," at a book-signing event in the Pentagon Concourse

Retired US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Paul W. Tibbets t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Jim Varhegyi, USAF Release Status:... More

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Hal Hornburg, Commander, Air Combat Command (ACC), dedicates a one-eighth-scale model of a USAF B-52H Superfortress bomber to those who support the mission of Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA). The aircraft's tail number ends in 008, in honor of the 8th Air Force (AF) Headquarters (HQ) at Barksdale. The model is 20 feet long with a 23-foot wingspan. The Boeing Corporation, which designed and built the B-52 bomber, donated the model

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Hal Hornburg, Commander, Air Combat ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Robert J. Horstman, USAF Rele... More

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN 1ST Class Lee Powell, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs some much needed restoration to a U.S. Army Air Force B-29 Superfortress bomber by participating in the"Adopt a Plane Program"at the 8th Air Force Museum at Barksdale Air Force Base, La, on Sept. 2, 2004.   (U.S. Air Force photo by AIRMAN First Class Trina R Flannagan) (Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN 1ST Class Lee Powell, 96th Aircraft Maintenance ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Trina R. Flannagan, USAF Relea... More

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for the first time in approximately 60 years, July 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Hundreds of people gathered on and around McConnell AFB to watch th... More

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ taxis before

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ taxis before

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ taxis before takeoff for its first flight in approximately 60 years, July 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A restoration team worked on the aircraft for the last... More

Honoring Heritage: KB-50 has new home

Honoring Heritage: KB-50 has new home

A KB-50J Superfortress aircraft sits at the Memorial Park at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 15, 2017. According to Air Mobility Command officials, this aircraft started its life as a strategic bomber and is... More

A KB-50J Superfortress aircraft sits at the Memorial

A KB-50J Superfortress aircraft sits at the Memorial

A KB-50J Superfortress aircraft sits at the Memorial Park at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 18, 2017, as it undergoes disassembly. This aircraft was originally built as a B-50 Bomber then converted into a K... More

People listen to the B-29 Marker Dedication memorial

People listen to the B-29 Marker Dedication memorial

People listen to the B-29 Marker Dedication memorial at Kirtland Air Force Base, April 11, 2019. Relatives of the fallen 13 Airmen traveled from all over the country to honor 13 Airmen that died in the Silverpl... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

191003-N-UK306-1300 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)

191003-N-UK306-1300 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)

191003-N-UK306-1300 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation with the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” during the 2019 California Capital Air Show... More

Doc's B-29 Superfortress performs at the Sheppard Air

Doc's B-29 Superfortress performs at the Sheppard Air

Doc's B-29 Superfortress performs at the Sheppard Air Force Base Guardians of Freedom Open House and Air Show at Sheppard AFB, Texas, Oct. 26, 2019. Doc is one of the 1,644 B-29s manufactured in Wichita during ... More

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for the first time in approximately 60 years, July 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Hundreds of people gathered on and around McConnell AFB to watch th... More

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for the first time in approximately 60 years, July 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Hundreds of people gathered on and around McConnell AFB to watch th... More

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Isabelle Dillow, 377th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Isabelle Dillow, 377th

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Isabelle Dillow, 377th Honor Guard, renders a final salute at Kirtland Air Force Base, April 11, 2019. The B-29 Marker Dedication memorial honored 13 Airmen that died in the Silv... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for the first time in approximately 60 years, July 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Hundreds of people gathered on and around McConnell AFB to watch th... More

People listen to the B-29 Marker Dedication memorial

People listen to the B-29 Marker Dedication memorial

People listen to the B-29 Marker Dedication memorial at Kirtland Air Force Base, April 11, 2019. The memorial honored 13 Airmen that died in the Silverplate B-29 Superfortress aircraft crash on April 11, 1950. ... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ lands after taking

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ lands after taking

A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ lands after taking off for the first time in approximately 60 years, July 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Hundreds of people gathered on and around McConnell AF... More

U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Gibbs, 377th Air Base Wing

U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Gibbs, 377th Air Base Wing

U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Gibbs, 377th Air Base Wing commander and Kelly Harrington, make a rubbing of the B-29 Marker Dedication memorial at Kirtland Air Force Base, April 11, 2019. Members of the Rapid Engi... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

Col. Doug Horne, 58th Special Operations Wing vice

Col. Doug Horne, 58th Special Operations Wing vice

Col. Doug Horne, 58th Special Operations Wing vice commander, and Matt Thompson, Defense Nuclear Weapons School, look at pieces of a Silverplate B-29 Superfortress plane crash at Kirtland Air Force Base, April ... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Don't miss out on seeing the B-29 Superfortress during

Don't miss out on seeing the B-29 Superfortress during

Don't miss out on seeing the B-29 Superfortress during the #1AIRSHOW! For more information on the MCAS Miramar Air Show from Sept. 27 through Sept. 29 please visit www.miramarairshow.com. (U.S. Marine Corps ill... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

The B-29 Marker Dedication memorial honored 13 Airmen

The B-29 Marker Dedication memorial honored 13 Airmen

The B-29 Marker Dedication memorial honored 13 Airmen that died in the Silverplate B-29 Superfortress plane crash on April 11, 1950. Members of the Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron (... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

191003-N-UK306-1370 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)

191003-N-UK306-1370 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)

191003-N-UK306-1370 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation with the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” during the 2019 California Capital Air Show... More

The B-29 Marker Dedication memorial honored 13 Airmen

The B-29 Marker Dedication memorial honored 13 Airmen

The B-29 Marker Dedication memorial honored 13 Airmen that died in the Silverplate B-29 Superfortress plane crash on April 11, 1950. Members of the Rapid Engineers Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron (... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

191003-N-UK306-1503 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)

191003-N-UK306-1503 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)

191003-N-UK306-1503 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation with the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” during the 2019 California Capital Air Show... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is

A World War II era B-29 bomber nick named “FIFI” is on display at the Sioux City, Iowa airport. The Boeing Aircraft designed “Superfortress” was flown by the United States Air Force beginning in the 1940’s thro... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine

Col. Charles Dockery, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and family join the B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ crew for an exclusive tour at MCAS Miramar Calif, Oct. 2. The ‘Doc’ is one of the two B... More