Brant B29

Brant B29

My father, 1st Lt Ed Brant, ferried a B-29 (44-87627) from California to Georgia in June of 1946. This picture was taken at an refueling stop at Barksdale field on the 6th of June. Just prior to landing my father flew over my grandparents house at low altitude. They lived 60 miles SW of Barksdale. My mother and I were staying with my grandparents at the time. I was six weeks old. My father said he was low enough he could see my mother holding me in her arms.
This aircraft is one of the about 20 B-29s that still exist. Ironically it is at Barksdale AFB. It is also probably the first airplane I ever saw even though I was only six weeks old.

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