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World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

2 years 1 day 12 hours ago October 24, 2014 Oct 24, 2014 Friday, October 24 2014 October 24, 2014 9:04 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

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.

Image: by robef - B-29 FifiUploaded by Common Good. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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