B-29 Ground Crew Photo Gallery 11
73rd Wing, 497 Bomb Group, 871st Squadron

All photos by Dick Bastasch

Copyright 2007 by R. A. Bastasch

This is a series of photos that appear to show a B-29 dropping a bomb.

The top photo had the caption "B-29 and bomb". I surmise the following photos show the results of what may have been a plane jettisoning its bomb load(?).

However, I'm not sure of the sequence. Nor am I absolutely positive all the photos show the same event--there appears to be evidence of a mid-air explosion in the second photo; and I'm not sure the background landmass (Tinian?) shows up the same way in each.

I didn't perform any software dust filtration operation to avoid erasing falling bomb.

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