Air Force Photos

Interior of the B-29 Superfortress
1940's -- Interior photo of the B-29 Superfortress bomber. June 1944 Shown is the rear pressurized cabin, equipped with four bunks to give crew members a chance for rest on a long mission. This is an important factor in combating flight fatigue. The B-29 was first reported in action on June 5, 1944, in an attack on railway yards at Bangkok, Siam, and on June 15 the first raid was made in Japan from bases in China. Following that date, attacks on the Japanese mainland were steadily stepped up, mainly from bases in the Marianas and in Guam, with forces up to 450 and 500 Superfortresses. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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