B-29B serial number 42-63627

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    Does anyone have a copy of The B-29 Superfortress - A Comprehensive Registry of the Planes and Their Missions by Robert Mann for a quick reference?

    I'd like to know the details for serial number 42-63627, a B-29B of the 315th Bomb Wing at Guam. It was flown by my father, first as copilot, later as aircraft commander. I've had the attached photo for decades.

    Thanks!

    Bruce
     

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    From the USAF serial number base:
    Bell-Atlanta B-29B-35-BA Superfortress
     
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    Thanks for the help!

    I used a different photo of my dad's B-29, a close-up of the nose art, to create a license plate for my Mustang convertible.

    More about the relationship between the bomber and the classic car is described on my blog site: Sweet Chariot
     

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    That's awesome! (beautiful car!)
     
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    Very cool!

    Nice looking 'Stang.

    is that a '69?
     
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    Thank you--it's a 1967, extensively modernized with a late-model AOD transmission, digital instrumentation and cruise control, upgraded a/c (it's a factory a/c car), and 1990 Mustang bucket seats, to name a few. Later this summer I'll be taking it on an 8,000 mile trip from coast-to-coast and back again.
     
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