B-29 bomber burning on the island of Guam

Bomber B-29 burning on the island of Guam

Accident during landing of the bomber Boeing B-29 number 42-94053 Queen Cathy from 39 US bomber group. May 19, 1945, the island of Guam.

During daylight raid on the Japanese city of Tachikawa at B-29 Queen Cathy started having problems with the engine, while returning the aircraft came down from the runway and burst into flames.
Several B-29 crew members suffered burns, one died of his injuries.
Total bomber B-29 Queen Cathy from April 19, 1945 has made 8 sorties for bombing Japan. Ninth was the last flight.

 

 

Photography Location: Guam, USA
Time taken: 19 May 1945

In : 1945

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