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DING HOW, a 794th BS B-29 forced down at Vladivostok, Russia on 21 November 1944. THE Flying 8 BALL, a 9th BG B-29 with 13 missions and one Japanese fighter credit. ~ALE MALE CALL, a 444th BG B-29 based at Kwanghan, China In late 1944. • 263537 11111 • CALL ~ right Sida of alrcrafl 111 DOC'S DEADLY DOSE, a 504th BG Lead B-29 with 44 missions in 1945. UNTOUCHABLE, a 462nd BG B-29 had 7 ' Hump' m issions and 5 bomb missions by mld-1944. BuTTERJ:LV &ev BUTTERFLY BABY, an RB-29 with the 91st SAS at Yokota in 1950.

Several radio altimeters, and a Radiosonde unit. The Radiosonde picked up signals from parachute-dropped transmitters that recorded temperature, humidity, and air pressure data. n e to record data and attempt to predict the path of the storm. The first B-29 penetrated a hurricane on 7 October 1946. But hurricane hunting wasn "t the only way that WB-29 crews were put in harms way. During the Korean War, WB-29s from the 56th and 5 I 2th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron/(Weather)Very Long Range, flew every day above the 38th Parallel to report weath· er conditions over North Korea.

J Specifications BOEING B-500 SUPERFORTRESS Wingspan......................... 81 ,000pounds (36,742 kg) Loaded Weight.. 173,000 pounds (78,473 kg) Power p lant........................................ Pratt & Whitney R-4360·35 Wasp Major 28 cylinder air cooled engines, each with a Gen. Elect CH-7A superchargers Armament. 277 mph (445 kmph) Service Celling.................................. 4,200 miles (7,890 km) Crew.................................................... Eteven An RB·50E (47·131) resplendent In Its Gloss Black lower surfaces and a false serial num· btr on the tall ls assigned to tha 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron at Yokota AB, J ipan In 1953.

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