B-29 “Torrid Tolly”

SN 44-84016
Aircraft landed in eye of typhoon once. It later burned on ground on hardstand at Kadena. Apparently the ground crew washed down a hot engine with gasoline. The plane was gone in 30 minutes. For more about the fire, click here.

Bill “Wild Bill” Elliott
Leslie Totten, rg
John Tauscher, tg
James Reagin, CFC
Frank Van Brunt,
Howard Thistlewood, cp
Stanley Port, b
Fred Naseef, radio
CharlesTruitt, fe
Charles Shull
Gus Engeling


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