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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:17 am
by A30-YO-YO
This day, March7, 1944 the first (and only)American B-29 bomber to visit the U.K and Europe in WWII arrived at St Mawgan from Gander , Newfoundland. It was the YB-29 'Hobo Queen' and after 3 weeks touring the UK it departed (again from St Mawgan on 1 April, 1944) for India and China from where the first B-29 bombing missions against Japan were carried out. The B-29 was the type which dropped the Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945

Re: RAF St Mawgan History

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:17 pm
by Cornish Rex
Gander Air Force Base, i was there for a quick stop over once, very very cold and icy, snow everywhere.