Crew and B-29



Crew and B-29
The Great Artiste B-29


Six shirtless United states Army Air Force crew standing in front of B-29 with nose art of a smiling man in tails, 'The Great Artiste' On the reverse 'Ground crew The Great Artiste' but not in Group Captain Leonard Cheshire's writing. This aircraft flew as an observation aircraft on Hiroshima and Nagasaki operations. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.



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PCheshireGL19010026, PCheshireGL19010027


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