August 29, 1945 Soviets shoot down B-29

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  1. B-17engineer

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    I was reading a website today and it said

    August 29, 1945 - The Soviets shoot down a B-29 dropping supplies to POWs in Korea; U.S. Troops land near Tokyo to begin the occupation of Japan.

    If infact the plane was shot down what happened between the US and the Soviet Union?
     
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    Never heard about it before...
     
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    Never herd that one either. I wonder what happened?
     
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    Yeah, I hope someone can shed some light on it!
     
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    Probably official apologies were issued or something...
    I too never heard of this particular incident, but it's not an unprecedented event in any case. For example, aerial engagement between Soviet Yaks and American P-38s occurred above southern Serbia in 1944 with casualties on both sides. Americans were on a mission to attack German units retreating from Greece, but attacked advancing Soviets by mistake.
     
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    The incident sounds completely in character with the theater of operations. The Soviets were at the end of August Storm - a three pronged assault that started on August 9th (as specified at Yalta). David Glantz's book (of the same name) is a must read.
    The Soviets intended to get as far and go as fast as they possibly could to grab territory - and their effectiveness took the Americans by surprise in Korea. So onrushing Soviet tanks and troops + para landings and amphibious landings would make for a very 'dynamic' :) front - into which a relief B-29 could get shot down. Klantz doesn't mention the incident. Eager to learn more.

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    A B-29 of supply mission in Korea was shot and crash-landed but the Soviet Union denied their commitment.
    No more information at the moment.
     
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    From another forum site, with a link to a Russian website, which appears okay

    Russian pilot reported to have been named Zizevskii flying a Yak 9 of 14 IAP damaged and forced the B29 to land.
    a link I have on down paper is -

    Ãîðÿ÷åå íåáî

    "Hog Wild" B29-15-BA serial number 42-63436 882nd BS, 500th BG 73rd BW.
    Crew were later returned, aircraft was not.
    A second B29 also was forced down this date.
    "Buckin' Bronc" B29-80-BW serial number 44-70136 same Squadron as above a/c.
     
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    And Tu-4 was born...8)
     
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    "... and so it was..? :)

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    No, no. The two B-29s captured for Tu-4 were much earlier.
    I have data but can't remember where it is.
    They emergency landed in Soviet Union after bombing Kyusyu, Japan.
     
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    I know, just a joke8)
     
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    #15 photografr7, Aug 21, 2010
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    The name of the B-29 was the Hog Wild
    The Flight of the Hog Wild - by Bill Streifer and Irek Sabitov

    While the crew was interned for sixteen days at a former Japanese POW camp in Hungnam, northern Korea, Soviet and American commanders traded angry cables. Eventually, the B-29 crew was rescued by a C-46 rapair plane, and 354 Allied POWs were transported to the American zone of Korea by rail about a week later.

    - Bill Streifer
     
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