The first Lt. Art Tuttle our flight engineer shouted in the phone; "Doc, our No. 4 engine oil pressure dropped, the cylinder head temperature rose." Focus on its art, let me know if your number continues south "Captain Doc Waller, our pilot.
As the co-pilot of the flight, I know that the B-29 engine and other bugs are a problem for many other crews stationed in Piardoba, India. We often Overloading to a total weight of 140,000 pounds to 160,000 pounds caused the engine to overheat.
Girlfriend, Loss and Pin Ups
The rapid construction of cumulus clouds caught my attention. However, I realized that at the Chinese Burmese Theatre, The 18-hour B-29 flight time for each mission gives us all a lot of time to think; wife and girlfriend "Love Boat B-17 comes to Walker Field, my wife Betty Ann passes in the Michigan/Ohio football match The sky scams a large bomber, the time of my cavalry and the new task of being an assistant to General Smith. Lost Flint Northern's football star Edward Pierce and Michigan State University third-year champion on the French side of Morocco… At the time, Charles Hill (MSU Zhongwei)'s first lieutenant, driving the liberation of Germany After failing for a month, I came back and stuck me like a knife.
Pierce, Hill and I both moved to the camp and base through 14 times, from the cavalry to the armed forces to the Air Force. We all received our wings along the same road, and I mourned for them and their crew. Heartbroken, they and the widow of the newborn continue… and keep the faith that their loved ones will return.
The choice of nose art is important for the combination of the crew… the spirit and pride of each crew. For those between the ages of 19 and 24 in this war, the more individuals, intimate and disrespectful, the better. Perhaps a map on the side of the plane will cause the enemy to pause (laughter or desire) while chasing down our plane, giving our gunmen a chance to nail him first. Playboy or worse ok is exciting for most people, and for some it is a relief theme from playful or sexy to cartoon/manga, characters, logo/name and name-only themes . The more ghosts, the better. If it relieves some tension, let it tear. This is very interesting. Suddenly, every man has become an artist and has a representative badge in every sweepstakes.
Star Duster's struggle
SSgt James Lynch, our right gunner suddenly shouted on the phone; "Doctor, our No. 4 is smoking." Here, I think, again, our pilot Captain Doc Waller Tell Jimmy to pay attention to the flame and flight engineer's first artist, Tuttle, to get the meter, monitor the temporary and pressure, and his emergency checklist.
The timing of No. 4 is unlikely to be worse. We are 34,000 feet above the Himalayas. This is not a bombing mission, but a cargo flight. We carried 8 rubber fuel tanks on the bomb rack. After more than 13 hours of flight directly to our advanced base in the city valley, we unloaded 2,900 gallons in preparation for the bombing of Japan's homes.
The ship carries so much fuel far away from home. Perhaps the engine is now more terrifying is the intense and accurate air defense shooting from Kyushu and Yokohama
I looked at Doc and quietly focused on his next mission. He is experiencing his urgent procedures and choices while reducing and reversing the process – in case the worst happens. He knows that twelve people are counting on his life and death decisions. Dock told me to bring a shackle and I flew "STARDUSTER" on the new title. I have been paying attention to the No. 4 engine and also detecting the engine performance data of Art Tuttle and asking us to keep updating the eyes of the engine behind.
In the darkness of the morning, we continue to work hard. None of us expect our mission to be carried out without casualties, or our own aircraft will have a better chance than other aircraft to appear without harm. We are all thinking about the problem… if? It seems that it may become the answer to reality… very soon.
The No. 4 engine is slowly losing power, and now we smell the gas smoke from the nose of the aircraft. Our senior gunner TSgt Alden Huisjen sent a mysterious dramatic yaw to the right and shouted: "We have now got a thick black smoke from No. 4." Soon, I turned to confirm the starboard wing. We have children with problems. Doc gave me that look, I nodded to confirm the reality of our problem. Our modified B-29 tanker is now in trouble.
Even when Art reported that all engine meters showed a normal indication, Doc immediately reduced the power to hear the smoke from the engine. The reduction in power reduces the amount of smoke, but within 10 minutes, a large row of oil and smoke suddenly evaporates from the upper cabin. Our radio operator SSgt Don Carter went to the front bomb bay to investigate the gas. Doc is worried that the soot will saturate the aircraft and all crew members may be affected.
"Fire, fire now appears on No. 4," Alden shouted. "The flame is growing."
Suddenly, a second trembling occurred, Art looked at the tachometer and didn't realize it. The MAP / RPM on Pilot No. 4 is rapidly declining. Then the engine violently fires and stops together…