Washington WZ966 on the ground at RAF Watton

“Washington” was the RAF designation for the famous Boeing B29, one example of which, the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. No B-29s were built for the RAF. All that were received (87 in total) were built for USAAF use many had seen active service before being transferred to the RAF in the early 1950s.

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WZ966 on the ground at RAF Watton

WZ966 on the ground at RAF Watton

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  • “A” Flight 192 squadron were equipt with these, I was with “B” Flight which had 2 B2 Canberra,s and 2 B6,s
    Had a flight in one of the Washingtons,local flying!! we landed 7 hours later.

    Great squadron, lots of interaction between aircrew and ground crew.

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