Boeing B-29 Superfortress atomic bomb dropping plane

The B-29's pivotal role in major conflicts, including its devastating missions during World War II, most notably the bombing raids over Japan. The B-29 was the plane that dropped both atomic bombs on Japan the first on Aug 6, 1945, on Hiroshima, and the second on Aug 9 on Nagasaki. No one knows the exact amount of mortalities, but it is estimated between 110,000 and 210, 000 people lost their lives as a result of the two atom bombs. On September 2, 1945, the Japanese surrendered. This plane is on display at the Travis Air Museum in Fairfield. You will need two forms of ID to visit the museum, and you will be escorted to the museum. It's on an active Air Base. They also recommend calling ahead to make sure they're open.

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