Boeing B-29 Restoration
This site is about the restoration of the Strategic Air and Space Museum's Boeing B-29 "Man O War". The SAS is located on I-80 near Ashland, Ne. Single click on photos to enlarge.
- Name: B-29 Restoration
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The SAS Museum's B-29 was built by Bell Aircraft, Marietta, Ga. on Aug. 4, 1945.
The plane was assigned to several bases in the 40's and assigned to Hamilton AFB in 1951.
The plane was assigned to the 11th Radar Calibration Sq. and in 1954 to the 4754th
Radar Evaluation Flight. If anyone knows about zero seven six and has knowledge
about Radar Calibration or Radar Evaluation please send a comment.
Zero Seven Six was dropped from inventory and transfered to the SAC Museum in 1959.
It was polished with orange markings and over the years it was painted grey and black
and named "Man O War".
End of year (2007) update... Extensive restoration is in progress on the tail and rear
position. Restoration is almost complete in the middle section, tables painted,
air handlers painted, gunners positions completed, radar position and componets
restored, instulation cleaned, flooring restored and more. NOTE: None of
these items will be install into the plane until the exterior is completed.
August 2008: Engine No. 4 is about 75% complete.