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Offline floydjer

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #780 on: July 15, 2020, 11:45:33 AM »
You might be a little out of sequence Robert..Bockscar's nose art was added after her visit to Nagasaki. 1drink
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #781 on: July 15, 2020, 11:58:17 AM »
Years ago I talked on the phone with the pilot of Bock's Car, Chuck Sweeny. He wasn't very friendly but "Enola Gay" pilot Paul Tibbits was a very nice fellow.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #782 on: July 15, 2020, 11:55:38 PM »
Neil, he flew the nuclear mission because his airplane was outfitted with equipment and cameras from the previous mission... Fred Bock and crew flew his observer airplane that day.   When the 509th had their reunion at Wendover Fred was on the salt with us.  He liked our version of the nose art but let us know we were not the first car named Bockscar.  He and crew built a car from parts and it had Bockscar painted on it.   

Jerry, we have had nose art for the last 30 years... it has changed several times but it pretty much reflects info about the car and team... our new art has the B-29 Doc.... the newest flying museum and one of Wichita's more famous planes... we also have Wichita's Keeper of the Plains... no it's not Friday....
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