B-29 Superfortress "Lucky Lady"

Of the 3,970 B-29s were built during production, only a few have been preserved, restored, and are on static display. A total of about 22 complete B-29 airframes are currently on display in the United States.

One B-29 survivor, "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076, is on display at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland, Nebraska.

The bomber was manufactured by Bell Aircraft, in Marietta, Georgia and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Force on August 4, 1945. Its initial assignment was to Walker AAF (Second Air Force), Victoria, Kansas.

In July of 1959, the plane was transferred to the 3902nd Air Base Wing (SAC), Offutt AFB, Nebraska, and dropped from inventory by transfer to the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum.

We last visited the museum in October of 2018. The B-29TB restoration is very well done, and is one of the finest of the sixteen (16) B-29 survivors we have had the opportunity to photograph.

For information about visiting the museum, we recommend a visit to the website of the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum.

Complete Listing of Surviving B-29 Superfortress Aircraft

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

Photographs of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Lucky Lady"

Left front fuselage view of the B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076
Left front fuselage view of the B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076
View of the nose and cockpit area of B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076
View of the nose and cockpit area of B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076
Left front fuselage view of the B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady" at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Left front fuselage view of the B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady" at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum

 

 

Nose art on the B-29 Superfortress "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076
Nose art on the B-29 Superfortress "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076
Right rear fuselage view of the B-29 Superfortress "Lucky Lady" at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Right rear fuselage view of the B-29 Superfortress "Lucky Lady" at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum
Tail guns on the B-29TB Superfortress S/N 44-84076, at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Tail guns on the B-29TB Superfortress S/N 44-84076, at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum
Closeup view of propellers on the B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady"
Closeup view of propellers on the B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady"
Tail section of the B-29 Superfortress "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076
Tail section of the B-29 Superfortress "Lucky Lady", S/N 44-84076
U.S. Army B-29B-20-BA, A.A.F. Serial No. 44-84076
U.S. Army B-29B-20-BA, A.A.F. Serial No. 44-84076
Display and kiosk about the B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady", at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Display and kiosk about the B-29TB Superfortress "Lucky Lady", at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum
List of donors who made the B-29 restoration project possible at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
List of donors who made the B-29 restoration project possible at the Strategic Air Command & Space Museum


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