Superfortress greets the dawn
View of Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber on deck.
The label on back:
“Superfortress greets the dawn. Poised for flight as dawn breaks, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress is given a final engine check before the four Wright Cyclone ’18’ engines lift the mighty monster into the air. Silhouetted here against the morning sky, the wing, spanning more than 141 feet, embodies a completely new design, believed to be the most efficient ever devised. Designed and engineered by Boeing Aircraft Company, the Superfortress is being produced by Boeing’s three plants and by three other major manufacturers. All external armament has been deleted from the picture for security reasons. Cleared by War Department. From: Boeing News Bureau, Seattle, Wichita.”
Stamped on back: “Courtesy of News Bureau, Boeing Aircraft Company, Seattle, Washington. Designers and builders of the B-29 Superfortress, B-17 Flying Fortress, Stratoliner, Clipper.” Handwritten on back: “Aircraft in action.”
Photo and caption via the Detriot Public Library