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08/07/2017

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SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

...and people wonder why birds sing so.

Dave

One of my friends was a B29/B50 flight engineer after WW II. They routinely flew 12 hour flights and he worked the entire time at his station. He said he had calluses on the insides of his thumbs from tiny adjustments on props, cowl flaps, mixture and so on. The tiny adjustments were necessary to avoid problems with the engines or props.

bbirdwell

May I recommend "Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II b-29 Pilot In the Pacific" by Gordon Robertson. Excellent read.

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