Damage to the fuselage of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress on Iwo Jima

Boeing B-29 Superfortress


This American Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy four-engine bomber from the 505th group was damaged by its own propeller in the raid on Yokohama (Japan) – due to engine failure, the propeller fell off and hit the fuselage.
On three engines, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress reached Iwo Jima, where it lost control and rammed the tail of another B-29 bomber when landing. The collision resulted in a damaged nose and a destroyed air gun turret.



Location: Iwo Jima, Japan
Date: May 1945

In : 1945

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