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Boeing B-29 Superfortress (N69972)
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress (N69972)

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dodonfred
Awesome picture - wish I were there!
roland pfeifer
Why were most of them not painted except for the nose art.
Theo Barker
Roland, in a word: weight, primarily.
marylou anderson
What a great airsho that must have been. Keep the great pics coming!
Joseph Immermann
Roland - by late in the war our bases in England were not nearly as vulnerable to attack, so camo no longer needed as much from that standpoint, and the bomber formations had such a massive visual signature from the exhaust contrails that camo did not really matter much in the air either. I suppose if you were a straggler flying alone you would want camo, but for the most part late in the war it was just not as necessary.
Mark Loupe
Most paint for those size aircraft weigh between 2-4000#. It saves fuel and maintenance.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
25-May-2024 UnknownCincinnati Muni ()Cincinnati Muni () 12:16PM EDT 12:48PM EDT 0:31
25-May-2024 UnknownCincinnati Muni ()Cincinnati Muni () 10:43AM EDT 11:15AM EDT 0:31
25-May-2024 UnknownCincinnati Muni ()Cincinnati Muni () 09:06AM EDT 09:35AM EDT 0:28
24-May-2024 UnknownCincinnati Muni ()Cincinnati Muni () 05:13PM EDT 05:42PM EDT 0:29
23-May-2024 UnknownCincinnati Muni ()Cincinnati Muni () 05:05PM EDT 05:34PM EDT 0:28
21-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Cincinnati Muni () 05:45PM EDT 08:17PM EDT 2:32
21-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 11:21AM EDT 11:50AM EDT 0:29
21-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 09:16AM EDT 09:46AM EDT 0:30
20-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 07:20PM EDT 07:38PM EDT 0:18
20-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 05:19PM EDT 05:48PM EDT 0:29
20-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 01:37PM EDT 02:23PM EDT 0:46
20-May-2024 B29Dover Air Force Base ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 10:58AM EDT 11:36AM EDT 0:37
13-May-2024 B29Lehigh Valley Intl ()Dover Air Force Base () 09:34AM EDT 10:10AM EDT 0:35
12-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 05:46PM EDT 06:13PM EDT 0:26
12-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 04:25PM EDT 04:55PM EDT 0:29
12-May-2024 UnknownLehigh Valley Intl ()Lehigh Valley Intl () 03:09PM EDT 03:39PM EDT 0:29
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