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 B-29 Strato Fortress / WWll History

Scroll down and click on the nose of the B-29 when it comes on the screen….
I thought you guys would like to see a short video of the only
flyable B-29 in the world. Notice the flight engineer is still
wearing his “Confederate” Air Force patch.
To our friends who may not understand the passion we feel for
planes and particularly planes from WWII, this is Fifi.  It is the
only flying B-29 Strato Fortress in the world.
This is one of the combat airplanes that flew from Iwo Jima,
Saipan, Tinian islands to bomb Japan and help win the war. It
was usually escorted by P-51 Mustangs to protect her from
enemy fighters but many thousands of planes and aircrews
were lost fighting for our country.
This happened at a time in history before we had long range
missiles and electronics. These planes were flown by men from
our farms and cities who left their families at home and risked
their lives in high altitude gun fights. It was up close, brutal and
extremely dangerous but they risked it all to protect our country.
Many never came home again. We love, respect and honor all
of our veterans.  But we also have a love affair with the planes.
It is a permanent addiction for us so we preserve these wonderful
aircraft so you can see and experience the marvelous machines
that preserved our freedom.
We have completely rebuilt this aircraft and those powerful prop
engines to bring Fifi back to life. It took years to accomplish, many
thousands of donated dollars and thousands of hours of work by
many unpaid volunteers to make this happen so that everyone can
share this important part of our history. This is a unique flying museum.
If you get a chance to see her at an air show, don’t pass up the
chance. You are watching history and she is the only one left out of thousands.
This is truly a rare aircraft. Enjoy the video.
Col. Tom Leo, Golden Gate Wing
Someone did a nice job of filming Fifi, the only flying B-29…
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