B-29 SN 44-83966 “Never Been Tried” AKA “RSM Dragon”.

There is some confusion over the name and crew of this plane. According to Frank Bradstock “Trip Ticket” was the plane’s original name on right side of fuselage. He later painted “RSM Dragon” (“Our Ass Am Dragon”) on it at Kadena. According to Jerry Goldwyn the plane’s original name was “Never Been Tried” when it left Kansas, and its pilot was William Ball. It flew combat with the 314th Bomb Wing, 19th Bomb Group, 28th Squadron. After flying combat Goldwyn claims in his memoirs it was rechristened “Tried and Won.”


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