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Air Force Museum
B-29 Bomber "Bockscar" –
Place – Air Force Museum – B-29 Bomber
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio 45433
USAF Museum web site
Gallery — Lots of WW2 planes, photos & exhibits
of a variety of occurrences, including the The story of the
Philippine Death March, life in a POW camp, The Flying Tigers
story, uniforms of all the services, heroes, and campaigns, and
other artifacts too numerous to mention.
DESCRIPTION & HISTORY:
Named after its original pilot, Frederick
Bock, the B-29 Bomber, "Bockscar" was the plane which was used to
drop the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. "Bockscar" became the
first and only aircraft to effectively end a world war.
— was the heaviest production aircraft built up to that time,
would be the first to have pressurized crew compartments,
centralized and computerized fire control, the capacity to carry up
to a 20,000 pound bomb load, or the ability to fly 5,830 miles,
with a top airspeed of 365 miles per hour. Paradoxically, although
the B-29 was designed to be a high-altitude weapons platform, its
greatest WWII successes were accomplished at low-altitude, in the
fire-bombing of Japan.
Eventually, the B-29 became the first
combat aircraft to carry and drop atomic bombs, first on Hiroshima
(by "Enola Gay" commanded by Capt. Robert Lewis and Col. Paul
Tibbetts), then Nagasaki (commanded by Maj. Charles Sweeny).
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
The dropping of the atomic bomb on
Nagasaki, Japan, wiped out the city's population but saved lives in
the long run as it stopped the Japanese war machine in its tracks
and brought Japan's ruler and support team to the peace table to
sign surrender papers.
Guards have seen an apparition of a little
Japanese boy standing by the B-29 Bomber "Bockscar," whose spirit
somehow attached itself to the plane.
When people die quickly, they sometimes
have a hard time going to the other side because they weren't ready
to die, or are so traumatized by their own death, they stick around
things which are familiar, looking for answers. An American plane
would be a natural attraction to a little boy, perhaps who wanted
to be a pilot himself. He perhaps can't understand why such a bomb
was dropped on his city from this plane, causing his death.
Fiddler's Green.net paper models – B-29 Superfortress * Paranormal Travel Guide (Ohio) on Haunted-Places.com * The USAF Museum on Forgotten-Ohio.com * Boeing B-29 Superfortress on Warbirdalley.com * USAF Museum web site