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A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"

 
 
A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 North Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Major Frederick E. Ferguson (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. S. Harry Robertson III (within shouting distance of this marker); MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) (within shouting distance of this marker); Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
 
A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
2. A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" Marker
A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 24, 2011
3. A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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