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B-29 On Display at Greater Binghamton Airport

By Fox 40 Staff.
A piece of history is on display at the Greater Binghamton Airport. the only remaining flying B-29 bomber, also known as a Superfortress, will be at the airport through Wednesday.

It will even have a pair of flights: at 9:00 and 10:30 Thursday morning. The B-29 was used at the end of World War II and Korean War. The Enola Gay, the plane which carried the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, was a B-29. and Tuesday people of all ages got to see both the interior and exterior of this B-29.

"We love to have vets come out and we love to have their families come out because it gives them the opportunity to experience and see what their veteran family member did," said Aircraft Commander Jeff Linebaugh.

"People should see this. My son has never seen anything like this. It's good for me to see again, too," said Korean War Veteran and B-29 Mechanic Don Smales.

Smales had a harrowing experience in a B-29 during the Korean War. He and his crew came close to having to ditch their plane on a mission, having lost power to three of four engines. But the pilot was able to land in Japan. the plane will be on display at the airport from 9am to 5pm Wednesday.