A recent post from my AVIATION collection. The Boeing B-29 “Superfortress” utilized exclusively in WWII against Japan. In the photo, the mission target was Rangoon, Burma. Incendiary bombs appear to be just released.

Originally shared by Pete Panozzo

Boeing B-29s drop bombs over Rangoon, Burma. Nearest aircraft is B-29-25-BA (S / N 42-63526) of the 871st Bomb Squadron, 497th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force. This aircraft was reported shot down by flak on Mar 19, 1945 near Nagoya, Japan (US Air Force photo)

Date 1945

Source United States Air Force Historical Research Agency – Maxwell AFB, Alabama from “United States Air Force”, GHJ Sharrings, European Aviation Historical Society, 2004. Photo credit given as from USAFHRA.

Author United States Army Air Force
( Reusing this file )