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Why the pilot of the Enola Gay needed a tire gauge and a tape measure to keep his plane in the air
The B-29 Superfortress was arguably the most advanced bomber to fly in World War II. While two of them, the Enola Gay and Bock’s Car, are the only planes to ever use an atomic bomb in anger, much of a B-29 pilot’s work was not glamorous at all.
This Air Force Superfortress completed the first nonstop flight around the world
After WWII, the National Security Act of 1947 created the United States Air Force as an independent military branch. The new service carried over its aircraft from the Army Air…