B-29 “Shaft Absorber” later renamed “Lady in Waiting”

SN 44-84068 probably started out with the 461st and was moved to the 463rd and assigned a different crew. Because they are dressed in such heavy clothes, the crew photo was probably taken in Pratt, KS, and appears to contain some of the men later in Ball’s crew (above) in Okinawa.

Tom Smart
Jerome “Jerry” Goldwyn, waist gunner
John Piazza
Dick Kimball
John Parr
Winfield Mulkins


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