B-29 MO Martin-Omaha



USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

  • 509th Composite Group aircraft that dropped the Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki August 9, 1945.
  • Put into storage at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona in September 1946.

  • note There was some confusion between this aircraft and "The Great Artiste".
  • Reportedly, "The Great Artiste" was originally earmarked as the Nagasaki bomber and was to be set aside for preservation.
  • Some photographs show "Bockscar" in storage with The "The Great Artiste's" numbers on the fuselage.
  • Last flight was in September 1961 from DMAFB to the USAF Museum (with the number 89 on the fuselage).
  • Aircraft is fully restored and on permanent display in it's correct markings.
  • The original "The Great Artiste" was damaged in a landing accident on September 3, 1948 at Goose Bay, Labrador.The aircraft was scrapped on the base


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