Posts Tagged ‘B-29 Superfortress’


August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.
by NYCAviation Staff

Patent drawing of the Aerial Steam Carriage soaring over the Thames River, circa 1843.

March 28th in Aviation History: Aerial Steam Carriage Earns First Patent for a Propeller-Driven Aircraft

William Samuel Henson's Aerial Steam Carriage is granted a patent in 1843, Air France flies its last Caravelle service, Air Afrique is founded, first plane taken down by sabotage, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff


Today in Aviation History: March 10th

The first flight to exceed 1,000 mph, US forces firebomb Tokyo, the world's first nighttime flight, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff



On This Day in Aviation History: April 12th

A day of major space milestones: Russia Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space and the US launches the first Space Shuttle 20 years later. Also, a British Airways Concorde loses part of its rudder, the first passenger flig...
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On This Day in Aviation History: September 21st

A pair of RAF Harriers collide, The Soviet Luna departs the Moon, maiden flights of the XB-70 Valkyrie, Ch-47 Chinook and B-29 Superfortress.
by Phil Derner Jr.