Restored to Honor: Georgia's B-29 "Sweet Eloise"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880719244
  • Publisher: Grafco Productions
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I
1. Sweet Eloise in Combat 1
Origin, Stepping Stones 1
Maj. Gen. Haywood "Possum" Hansell 3
Capt. Ray Clinkscales 4
Lt. Norman Adamson 13
2. Diaries, Letters and Leaflets 19
Col. Ralph (Pete) Reeve, Richard Wing, S/Sgt, DFC 19
Joe Bischof, S/Sgt, DFC 22
Wanless Goodson, 2nd Lt. 28
Japanese Leaflets 29
3. Cold War--Lt. Jacques Tetrick 35
4. Aberdeen to Florence--Alton O. Evans 39
5. "Marietta Needs a B-29"--Bill Kinney 43
6. B-29 Superfortress Association Steps In 45
Eloise Strom 45
Kee Bird 47
7. Restoration 49
Georgia Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education 49
Dobbins ARB 50
Warner Robins AFB 54
Nose Art 54
F.A.Q. Web-site 56
8. Dedication Ceremonies 59
Re-Naming Dedication 59
Formal Dedication of Sweet Eloise 59
Governor Zell Miller; Dedication Address 61
9. Museums and Displays 63
Bill Kinney: "Marietta Needs a B-29 Museum" 63
Kennesaw House, Museums 64
"Miss Jane" 65
10. Olympics Mural--Bombing the Big Chicken 67
Section II
11. What Is a B-29? 69
The Need for a New Aircraft 69
Design of a B-29 70
Impact of the B-29 71
Specifications 72
Korean War 73
Existing B-29s, FiFi 74
12. Marietta and Its Bomber Plant 75
Site Selection 75
Building the Bomber Plant 76
Influx of Workers 77
Marietta Place 78
Statistical Summary 80
Production 82
Fairground Street B-29 84
Victory, Lockheed 85
13. Marietta's B-29 Heroes 87
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