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B-29 Superfortress
Dobbins Air Force Base
Marietta, GA


B-29

B-29 Sweet Eloise on display at Dobbins AFB in Marietta, Georgia. This is another combat vet Superfort. She flew 27 combat missions over Japan, then flew 5 POW relief missions. She racked up 3 confirmed fighter kills, and 3 probables. The B-29 was retired in 1956 and put in storage. She was later sent to the Florence Space And Missile Museum in Florence, South Carolina. When that museum closed up in the late 80's, there was concern that this B-29 would be scrapped. A group called the Marietta B-29 Association rescued Sweet Eloise, performed some basic preservation, and put her on display at the Naval Air Station Atlanta. Shortly after that, she was moved across the airfield to become a gate guard at Dobbins AFB (which shares runways with NAS Atlanta). In this photo, the main gate area is under construction, and the B-29 is temporarily displayed next to the main highway.

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