Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pima Air and Space Museum - Tucson

Wow, this place was a gold mine of old airplanes!  For me the best display was the restored World War II B-29 bomber.

After graduating from high school in 1941 then completing two years of college and then over two years of pilot training my dad was mobilized to the Pacific in the spring of 1945 shortly before Japan's surrender.

I always knew that my dad had been a B-29 pilot in WWII but since he seldom discussed details about it there was a lot that I didn't know.  As luck would have it a still-living 90 year old[the same age my dad would be] B-17 bomber pilot was speaking at the B-17 display when we got there.