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Mesa in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress “FIFI”

 
 
A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
1. A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" Marker
Inscription. This propeller, one of four, was installed on a B-29 Super Fortress. The B-29 was the largest and deadliest American heavy bomber of WWII. It is the aircraft that effectively ended WWII by delivering atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Interestingly, two of the four blades of this particular propeller were installed on "FIFI", the commemorative Air Force's air worthy B-29. The only super fortress in the world still flying.
 
Location. 33° 27.176′ N, 111° 44.133′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on North Greenfield Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 North Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Falcon Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Per Ardua Ad Astra (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Old Fort Utah (approx. 4.5 miles away); Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mesa (approx. 5.5 miles away); Arizona's Honeymoon Trail (approx. 5.5 miles away); Mesa Pioneer Monument (approx. 5.5 miles away); Sirrine House (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesa.
 
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A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
2. A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" Marker
 CAF's Boeing B-29 Superfortress "FIFI". The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is the owner of this rare Boeing B-29 Superfortress "FIFI" which is the only flyable B-29 in the world. (Submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
3. A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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