Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Jack's Hack"

The New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, CT at the Bradley International Airport and is a major national repository of historic Air Force and commercial airplanes. It is open to the public, and a small, reasonable admission fee is charged. Ample free parking is provided.

This fine facility features a series of indoor exhibits and displays, and an impressive inventory of over 80 restored, historic aircraft plus related equipment, simulators, and demonstrations.

We last visited the museum in September of 2015, and were impressed with not only the facility and its content, but with the knowledge and friendliness of the staff and volunteers we met.

Most of the aircraft are located indoors, in three large hangars, with others located outdoors. The collection features many famous airplanes such as the F-100 Super Sabre, F-104 Starfighter, A-26 Invader, F-6F Thunderbolt, Lockheed A-10 Electra and many others. It also includes the 58th Bomb Wing Memorial.

Among the many fine aircraft on display is the B-29 Superfortress "Jack's Hack" shown in the photos below. The crew was led by Pilot Jack Volkert. The aircraft is beautifully restored, and meticulously maintained by the volunteers at the museum. It is among the finest B-29 restorations that we have seen across the country.

A total of 3,970 B-29s were built during production. Jack's Hack is one of only 22 complete B-29 airframes currently on display in the United States.

List of Other Surviving B-29 Superfortress Aircraft

click to see a complete list of surviving B-29s, their names, serial numbers, and locations

Photographs of the B-29 Superfortress "Jack's Hack"

B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack" S/N 44-61975 at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT
B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack" S/N 44-61975 at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT
B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack" restored and on display at the New England Air Museum
B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack" restored and on display at the New England Air Museum
Nose art on the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Nose art on the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Engine close-up on the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack" at the New England Air Museum
Engine close-up on the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack" at the New England Air Museum
Nose view of the restored B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Nose view of the restored B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"

 

Cockpit view of the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Cockpit view of the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Rear fuselage view of the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Rear fuselage view of the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Tail guns on the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Tail guns on the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Tail section of the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
Tail section of the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
List of crew members on the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"
List of crew members on the B-29A Superfortress "Jack's Hack"

More Information about "Jack's Hack" and the NE Air Museum

For more information, we highly recommend a visit to the website of the New England Air Museum.


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