B-29s Over the Pacific

Accession number:
2013.03

Maker:
Thomas Segars

Historical period:
2005

Miltary branch:
,

Wars and Conflicts:

Dimensions:
H x W: 20 in. / 24 in.

Acquisition date:
ca. 2013

Credit line:
Gift of the United States Air Force

Location:
,

Provenance:

From ca. 2013: The Army and Navy Club, gift of the United States Air Force

Label:

As Commanding General of the Army Air Forces in World War II, Hap Arnold was determined to field an extremely long-range bomber—the B-29 Superfortress—that could strike Japan from U.S. bases hundreds of miles from the Japanese coast. Arnold established the Twentieth Air Force in April 1944 and commanded the B-29 campaign against Japan from Washington, D.C., a remarkable leap forward in tactical, operational and communication technology.