The B-29 Superfortress Chronology, 1934–1960
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About the Book
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress lived an operational life of only 26 years, but what a life it was.
The introduction to this book provides basic information on the physical plane: dimensions, specs, leading particulars and operational usages. Then an exhaustive day-by-day chronology of the B-29 is presented—from the earliest designs in 1934 through thousands of missions and aircraft events in World War II and Korea to the 1960 retirement of the last operational B-29.
The book also includes an extensive glossary and three appendices, which provide a discussion of the general anatomy of a mission, a sample of operational voice or radio codes used in 1945, and a guide to (very unofficial) aircraft names.
About the Author(s)
Robert A. Mann
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: glossary, appendices, bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2009
Table of Contents
Organizational Structures 18
B-29 Specifications: Description, Dimensions and Leading Particulars 21
The Timeline 25
Appendix 1. Tracing the Evolution of a Mission 239
Appendix 2. Operational Voice and Radio Codes, 1945 250
Appendix 3. Etymology of Representative Aircraft Names 252
General Index 267
Aircraft Name Index 282
Serial Number Index 292
Book Reviews & Awards
“an excellent reference volume…essential for collections specializing in military history”—ARBA; “a staggering compendium of data, a great companion to The B-29 Superfortress: A Comprehensive Registry, and a terrific reference for anyone seriously interested in the big bombers”—Stone & Stone Second World War Books.