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Gerald Carroll, U.S. Army Air Corps

May 1, 2011

B-29 Super Fortress - A four-engine propeller driven heavy bomber, primarily used by the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. It was the largest aircraft to see service during the war. It was very advanced and introduced the pressurized cabin and the electronic firing system with remote controlled machine gun turrets. Although it was designed to be a high-level bomber, the majority of its combat missions were low-level bombing runs to take advantage of the incendiary bombs that were so effective in burning many Japanese cities to the ground. The B-29 Super Fortress was used to drop the atomic bomb, which helped in making decisions easier to end the war.



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