“T-Square 54” B-29 Chronological Timeline
Manufactured at the Boeing factory in Wichita, Kansas
After acceptance by the Air Force, she went into action flying from the islands in the Pacific. She was flown on 36 missions over Japan.
Famous B-29 Gathering
On being declared surplus to requirements, she was sent to the Navy Gunnery range at China Lake, Mojave Desert, California. There she met two other B-29's: FIFI, currently the only flying B-29 in the world. Doc, the B-29 undergoing restoration at Wichita.
Our B-29 was rescued and went to Lowry Air Force Base to be displayed in their new museum in Denver. The museum staff undertook some initial restoration and preservation but plans fell through. She was then dismantled and sent by several trucks to Seattle.
Back at Boeing Seattle
After re-assembly in Plant II by the same volunteers who worked on the B-17, skin assembly, and final re-assembly, she was towed to the ramp at the sound end of Boeing Field.
In The Right Hands
For several years on the ramp, a small crew worked on the interior of the aircraft. After salvaging remaining parts from the Mojave Desert, she was moved into Boeing Plant II where most of the work on this website took place.