World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29
BATON ROUGE - The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other missions, devastating dozens of cities and towns.
Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided in the air and exploded over Burma in 1945.
He parachuted out and spent six months in a Japanese prison camp.
On Thursday, he was once again in a B-29, flying from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. He and other veterans planned to spend the weekend at the WWII AirPower Expo in New Orleans.
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