39th Bomb Group (VH)

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The 1000th B-29
"Boeing Wichita"
"The Antagonizer"
B-29 # 44-69890

The dollar bills attached to the B-29 for the
March of Dimes

14 February 1945 1000th B-29 "Boeing Wichita"
Delivered to the AAF Ceremony

The image immediately above and immediately below are a photo and accompanying press release (by Beoing in 1945) Announcing the delivery the 1000th B-29 "Beoing Wichita" to the Army Air Forces on 14 Feb 1945. These were provided by a visitor to our web site - John. These are from his personal collection of vintage press releases.

The image & notation immediately below was provided by Truman Lewis of OKC, a visitor to our web site.

Favored by warm breezes and under a blue Kansas Sky, a vast crowd attends the delivery ceremony on the Boeing-Wichita flight apron at 4:15 P.M., 2/14/1945

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