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Original WW2 Official US Navy Photos of B-29 Superfortress from my collection.

Discussion in 'Photographs and Documents' started by Heartfeltzero, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Heartfeltzero

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    These are some original WW2 Official US Navy photos from my collection. The photos are of a B-29 Superfortress. Based on the triangle tail marking, from what I could find, the photos would have been taken at North Field (Tinian airfield in the Mariana islands). I could be wrong though. I couldn’t find much info on this specific B-29 in regards to what group it would have been apart of. I also have the original negatives that go along with the photos as pictured.
    51B26ACA-AF66-42AC-A7E3-83A9631AA038.jpeg AA8B367D-908F-4B34-8D3F-B47C129701EF.jpeg 47D48BC0-F2B6-4A6B-A04A-5AE00CF71F38.jpeg 2060E263-2D35-4DA7-91C0-4D746749DC4E.jpeg
     
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    Ok, so what’s up here? Then from a previous thread on the forum, that I had posted a reply to, this is wrong?: 1st bomb squadron 9th bomb group tail code x triangle 10 Iwo Jima name “Live Wire”, supposedly crash landed at airfield and all 11 aboard were killed? All I can honestly tell you is that I got this from another source on Reddit and I doubt that I can find it again. If you can, more power to you.
     
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    yeah I was trying to determine if this was that actual aircraft but I couldn’t confirm it. And I didn’t wanna say that this aircraft crashed and killed everyone on board unless I was 100 percent sure that this was the exact aircraft. Which unfortunately I couldn’t.
     
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    IIRC there were 2 X Triangle 10s in my Superfortress Chronology book, will check in a bit, at work.
     
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    Okay thank you
     
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    I saw that Live Wire was 42-24853 and another triangle 10 was called Snuffy 42-24873, 444 bomb group, 676 bomb squadron, 58 bomb wing, if that is what the bg, bs and bw stand for on the page that I could read? I can’t read any numbers on its tail or fuselage on your photos. If he or I can find more, will let you know. He has the full chronology book I assume.
     
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    So I guess it has to be one of them. Also I’m not super knowledgeable but wouldn’t the nose art be on the plane if it were one of them? The live wire and snuffy both had specific nose art. The plane in my photo has no art.
     
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    Nose art doesn't necessarily go on the moment it hits a squadron...
     
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    "Snuffy", was Diamond 10, and later, Triangle N 10.

    Neither, I believe is it "Live Wire", which was X Triangle 10. Which would have appeared similar to X Triangle 9.
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    Yea
     
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    Your best bet, would be to contact for whatever passes for the USAF historical society via e-mail.

    Triangle 10, was not a standard squadron/Bomb Group marking.
     
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    Yeah that’s a good idea. Thank you for your help
     
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    That would be located at Maxwell Air Force Base, IIRC.
     
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