The crew of B-29 Superfortress 42-24598 "Waddy's Wagon", 20th Air Force, 73rd Bomb Wings, 497th Bomb Group, 869th Bomb Squadron. 1945.
There’s an incredibly sad story behind this Aircraft. The entire crew was lost on a mission over Japan in 1945.
The pilot, was also an All American Football Player at Oklahoma State University
Bomber crews had one of the worst chances of surviving WWII. Fluctuated greatly over the course of the war and the theater they were flying in of course. RAF bomber crew had a lower survival rate the WWI Infantry officers.
Coloured by Jared Enos
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. Leonardo da Vinci
Somos incríveis. Adentramos o domínio das nuvens e dos degradês de vermelho, exclusivos aos olhos das aves, sem uma única pluma e ainda sorrimos com ousadia lá em cima, dentro das cabines que nos oxigenam. Que espécie maravilhosa para fazer parte. #flight