Surviving Boeing B-29 Superfortress Detailed List

Surviving Boeing B-29 Superfortress Detailed List

In the annals of aviation history, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress holds a special place as a groundbreaking heavy bomber that played a critical role during World War II and the Korean War.

With 3,970 units built between 1943 and 1946, these formidable aircraft were once the pride of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF).

However, as technology advanced and more modern heavy bombers were developed, the B-29s were gradually phased out and sent to dispersal yards, where many met their end through sale or scrapping.

Today, fewer than forty B-29s remain, serving as poignant reminders of an era gone by.

Bockscar, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the “Fat Man" atomic bomb on Nagasaki at the National Museum of the United States Air Force
Bockscar, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the “Fat Man” atomic bomb on Nagasaki at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (U.S. Air Force photo)

Among the remaining B-29 Superfortresses:

  • Two flyable examples have been meticulously restored and continue to grace the skies, showcasing their historic prowess.
  • Furthermore, a total of 20 surviving B-29s can be found on public display, with eight displayed indoors and twelve exhibited outdoors, offering aviation enthusiasts and historians a chance to witness these magnificent aircraft up close.
  • Outside the United States, two additional B-29s stand as testaments to the aircraft’s global impact.
  • In terms of partial airframes, there are two fuselage sections prominently displayed for the public while eight other B-29s in various stages of completeness remain hidden from public view.
  • The known wreck sites of three more B-29s round out this list.

For more in-depth information on the surviving B-29 Superfortresses and where to find them, be sure to read our detailed surviving B-29 visitor’s guide here!

The following table presents a comprehensive table detailing the data of each surviving B-29 aircraft.

44-61535B-29A-35-BNRaz'n HellCompleteDisplayed outdoorCastle Air Museum in Castle AFBCaliforniaChina Lake
42-65281B-29-25-MOMiss America 62CompleteDisplayed outdoorTravis Air Force Base Aviation Museum in Travis AFBCaliforniaChina Lake
BockscarCompleteDisplayed indoorNational Museum of the U.S. Air Force (NMUSAF) in Wright-Patterson AFBOhioInventory
44-27343B-29-40-MOCompleteDisplayed outdoorCharles B. Hall Airpark in Tinker AFBOklahomaAberdeen PG
44-61669B-29A-40-BNFlagship 500CompleteDisplayed outdoorMarch Field Air Museum in March Air Reserve BaseCaliforniaChina Lake
Flyable at one time (N3299F)
Great ArtisteCompleteDisplayed outdoorWhiteman AFBMissouriAberdeen PG
Joltin’ Josie the Pacific Pioneer
CompleteDisplayed outdoorLackland Airpark in Lackland AFBTexasAberdeen PG
T-Square 54CompleteDisplayed indoorMuseum of Flight in SeattleWashingtonChina Lake
Sentimental Journey CompleteDisplayed indoorPima Air and Space Museum in TucsonArizonaInventory
44-70113B-29-80-BWSweet EloiseCompleteDisplayed outdoorDobbins Air Reserve BaseGeorgiaAberdeen PG
Big RedCompleteDisplayed indoorMuseum of Aviation in Robbins AFBGeorgiaAberdeen PG
44-84076B-29B-60-BALucky LadyCompleteDisplayed indoorStrategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum in AshlandNebraskaInventory
Straight FlushCompleteDisplayed outdoorHill Aerospace Museum in Hill AFBUtahDugway PG
44-87627B-29-80-BWBossier CityCompleteDisplayed outdoorBarksdale Global Power Museum in Barksdale Air Force BaseLouisianaAberdeen PG
Legal Eagle IICompleteDisplayed outdoorSouth Dakota Air and Space Museum in Ellsworth AFBSouth DakotaChina Lake
45-21748B-29-97-BWDuke of AlbuquerqueCompleteDisplayed outdoorNational Museum of Nuclear Science & History in AlbuquerqueNew MexicoChina Lake
44-62022B-29A-60-BNPeachyCompleteDisplayed indoorPueblo Wisboro Aircraft Museum in PuebloColoradoChina Lake
42-93967B-29A-15-BNDark SideCompleteDisplayed outdoorGeorgia Veterans State Park in CordaleGeorgiaAberdeen PG
44-61975B-29A-55-BNJack's HackCompleteDisplayed indoorNew England Air Museum (NEAM) in Windsor LocksConnecticutAberdeen PG
Hawg WildCompleteOn display outside of United StatesImperial War Museum in DuxfordEnglandChina Lake
44-62070B-29A-60-BNFiFi (N4249)CompleteFlyable or being prepared for flightCommemorative Air Force in MidlandTexasChina Lake
FiFi is one the only two B-29 that are airworthy. The black square 'A' tail marking is unique to FiFi and is worn to honour Vic Agather, who rescued the B-29 from China Lake in 1971. She is named FiFi after Vic's wife.
44-69972B-29-70-BWDocCompleteFlyable or being prepared for flightThe B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitors Center in WichitaKansasChina Lake
N69972. The other airworthy B-29 besides FIFI
Enola GayCompleteDisplayed indoorSteven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in ChantillyWashington DCInventory
CompleteOn display outside of United StatesKAI Aerospace Museum in SacheonSouth KoreaChina Lake
45-21787B-29-95-BWFertile MyrtleCompleteFuselage sections on public displayWeeks Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk CityFloridaLitchfield Park
44-70049CompleteVarious stages of completeness, not on displayIn storage at Borrego Springs, for Kermit Weeks.CaliforniaChina Lake
42-65401PartialVarious stages of completeness, not on displayStockton Field Aviation Museum in StocktonCaliforniaNose section
44-61739PartialVarious stages of completeness, not on displayMuseum of Aviation, Robbins AFBGeorgiaNose section
44-62139B-29A-65-BNCommand DecisionPartialFuselage sections on public displayUSAF Museum in Wright-Patterson AFBOhioInventoryForward fuselage painted to represent 44-87657
42-24791B-29-50-BWPartialVarious stages of completeness, not on displayIn storage in Maryland for QuestMasters Online Museum.Maryland China LakeNose section: The Big Time Operator; tail gunner’s compartment in private collection in California
Here’s Hopin
PartialVarious stages of completeness, not on displayIn storage at the Naval Museum of Armament and Technology in China Lake, RidgecrestCaliforniaChina Lake
44-84084PartialVarious stages of completeness, not on displayIn storage at Borrego Springs, California, for Kermit Weeks.CaliforniaDugway PG
42-94052PartialVarious stages of completeness, not on displayOn the range at Dugway Proving GroundUtahForward fuselage
44-62112PartialVarious stages of completeness, not on displayPima Air and Space Museum in TucsonArizona
45-21768B-29-95-BWKee BirdPartialNot easily accesibleGreenland Ice Cap FairbanksGreenlandInventory
44-62214B-29A-70-BNLady in the LakePartialNot easily accesibleEielson AFB in FairbanksAlaska InventoryAlso identified as 44-83905
45-21847B-29-100-BWBeetle BombPartialNot easily accesibleLake MeadNevadaInventory

Further reading


  • Superfortress, the Boeing B-29 (Aircraft Specials series 6028) by Steve Birdsall
  • Hidden Warbirds: The Epic Stories of Finding, Recovering, and Rebuilding WWII’s Lost by Nicholas A. Veronico
  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress Manual 1942-60 (all marks): An insight into the design, operation, maintenance, and restoration of the USA’s giant long-range heavy bomber (Owners’ Workshop Manual) by Chris Howlett


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Javier Guerrero
Javier Guerrero
Javier is the editor @ Nuclear Companion and loves to investigate and write about the cold war.

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