About the B-29 Superfortress Website
We've been fascinated with both military airplanes and commercial airliners for decades, and still are today.
This site is a tribute to the great planes of the past, especially the B-29, and to those who designed, built, flew, and serviced them.
We also respect the efforts and sacrifices of the military officers and airmen in restoring peace through victory in World War II, and the job they performed in maintaining the peace during the Cold War.
Why This Site?
Our early memories include air shows at England AFB, and seeing the Air Force Thunderbirds perform in their swept-wing F-84F fleet. There we also saw our first F-100 Super Sabre make a low approach over the runway, and zoom vertical above the dazzled crowds below.
At the same air base our Cub Scout troop was able to tour a B-29 Superfortress, and crawl through the tunnel over the bomb bay ... what a thrill it was!
Today, we travel extensively, and have been fortunate in the last few years to visit many of the most renown air galleries, Air Force bases, gatekeepers, static displays, air shows, and airparks in the country.
During these trips, we've seen 15 of perhaps our favorite aircraft, the B-29 Superfortress, including the "Enola Gay" and "Bockscar". I share a portion of my airplane photo archive on this website.
Continued Evolution of This Website Series
We originally launched www.PlanesOfThePast.com in 2012. Since then, it has grown into a large site covering a variety of aviation-related topics. In 2015, we made the decision to split the website into other more-focused topics based on our viewers' interests. Now we offer the following websites:
- AirplanesOfthePast.com - World War II, the Cold War and modern day airplanes
- B29-Superfortress.com - The Boeing-built super bomber of World War II and the early Cold War years (this site)
- AirplaneBoneyards.com - Military and airliner boneyards in the United States
- AirlinerSpotter.com - Jet airliner spotting tips, Airbus and Boeing fleets with characteristics, comparisons and photographs
- AirplaneNoseArt.com - Nose art on aircraft, its origin, usage in World War II, and the modern day art form
- AirplaneExhibits.com - Airplane exhibits, museums, memorials and air parks
Thanks for taking time to visit the website, and fly again with us soon!
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