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BOEING RB-29J

Posted 6/26/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Boeing RB-29J
Boeing RB-29J "Tiger Lil" and crew from the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The RB-29J (FB-29J before 1948) was a conversion of a B-29 modified for use in photo reconnaissance missions.

The 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing used RB-29s beginning in January 1949 and moved to Yokota AB, Japan, in December 1950 in support of the Korean Conflict and attached to the 15th Air Force, Far East Air Forces.

The RB-29 was phased out of service in the early 1950s as more modern aircraft became available including the RB-50s.


Type Number built/
converted
Remarks
RB-29J 2 or more (cv) FB-29J; photo-recon mod.


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