A WB-29A Hurricane Hunter aircraft returns and lands at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda
Bermuda Date:1951 Duration:1 min 36 sec Sound:NO SOUND
WB-29A of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (Hurricane Hunters) returning from a mission. The aircraft seen flying between smooth cloud layers. It banks to the left and descends. View of the WB-29 flying over part of Bermuda. Inside the aircraft, crew member fastens down equipment in preparation for landing. View from the ground as the WB-29 passes overhead. Another from the ground, of the aircraft touching down, bouncing up gently, and then staying down on the Kindley Air Force Base runway. (Note: During World War II, this B-29, tail number 42-94047, named the City of Jamestown, belonged to the 330th Bombardment Group, 459th Bomb Squadron stationed on Guam. On April 24, 1945,it was ditched near the shore of Japan, while returning from a bombing mission against the Hitachi aircraft factory in Tachikawa, Japan. Obviously, it was recovered and placed back in service after the war ended.)
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