Friday, September 21, 2007
This Day in the Development of War Winning Weapons
On this day in 1942, the B-29 Superfortress first flew near Seattle Washington. The largest, most advanced bomber of WWII, the B-29 was used exclusively in the Pacific and, although designed for high altitude precision bombing, did its worst work (prior to early August, 1945) from only 5,000 feet with relatively low tech incendiaries.
Labels: WWII history; Pacific theater