Re:B-29 Inspection Record
I was at Amarillo Aircraft and Engine School from November 1943-April 4 1944, as a student in the school. I recall the B-29 being assigned to Amarillo, along about January 1944.
One thing that was notable was the tendency for one of the engines to catch fire on engine start.
Another item,was that there was an armed guard at the B-29, who would not allow any student to approach the aircraft, yet, as the Director of the School was a civilian, I think that there was a constant flow of civilians from the area, getting a tour of the B-29 daily.
So much for security on a new type aircraft.
Upon return from a two year assignment in Alaska, in March, 1950, I was assigned to the 92nd BG (B-29) as a ground crew member. Later on, in July 1950, when the Korean Conflict arrived, I was a passenger on a B-29,when the 92nd deployed to Yokota,Japan for a four month TDY tour,as one of the first two SAC units to enter the Korean Conflict....a joke went around the Bomb Group, that we had a "Social Disease"...."Gon-Korea".
Perhaps you will find someone who has an interest in the Inspection Record.
I do not have an interest.as we (again) were not allowed access to the aircraft...altho, I think (my own personal opinion), that every civilian in Amarillo had a tour thru the aircraft.
James S. Peters Sr. T/Sgt B-17 Flt Engr, 27 missions 99 BG, 348BS, 5th Wing, 15th AAF Tortorella, (Foggia#2), Italy My Tour was from 12/03/44-06/19/45 M/Sgt USAF (Retired)