Boeing B-29A  44-62276

Succoth Glen, Corrow, Argyll

 
     
 
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PAGE 3:  B-29A Exhibits at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

 

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All items shown on this page are on display at the
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum
Heathhall Industrial Estate, Heathhall, Dumfries.

Tel. 01387 251623

Email: info@dumfriesaviationmuseum.com

You are invited to contact or visit this museum for further information.  



BELOW: The caption underneath these Dedication Service photos reads:


"Photographs taken during the memorial dedication service to the 20 American airmen killed in the B29 Superfortress crash in 1949. The memorial was built by the local ATC from Dunoon. The stone was hauled manually up the hillside by the Cadets. It is a great credit to them for dedication and hard work. The brass plaque was presented by the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum.

"A fitting tribute to the 20 young airmen killed on that fateful morning."


B-29A dedication photos on display at dumfries and galloway aviation museum 

Photo: © 2008 James Towill.

 Original photos: © Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum

 



BELOW: A collection of items recovered from the B-29 crash site at Succoth Glen and now on display at the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum.

overview of some smaller B-29 items on display at DGAM 

Photo: © 2008 James Towill 

 


BELOW: A bank cheque (check) recovered from the B-29 crash site at Succoth Glen. The photo in the corner right section of this image is of the Fritsche family. Sadly, Bombardier 1/Lt Robert A Fritsche lost his life in this accident while on his way home to be re-united with his family.

national bank of america cheque found at crash site 

Photo: © 2008 James Towill  

 


BELOW: Commanding Officer's Statement (Department of Taxation and Finance). 

commanding officers statement form 

Photo: © 2008 James Towill

 


 

BELOW: Western Union Telegram envelope. The crew member to whom it was addressed is unknown.

western union telegram - recipient unknown 

Photo: © 2008 James Towill  

 


 

BELOW: Newspaper reports of the B-29 accident. The overlaid caption below the colour photo at the centre-left of this image reads:

 

 "From the 'Austin American-Statesman' October 29th 1990 showing Sam and Ruth Fritsche with one of Sgt Lappica's daughters, Mrs Jeannie Lappica Barnes, with her father's personal items following their return to her. Jeannie is now a grandmother."


clips from local us newspapers reporting on crash 

Photo: © 2008 James Towill  

 


 

BELOW: Sgt Lappica's personal effects returned to his family.

sgt lappicas personal effects returned to family

Photo: © 2008 James Towill

 


 

BELOW: A selection of personal effects recovered from the crash site.

selection of personal effects recovered from crash site

Photo: © 2008 James Towill

 


 

BELOW LEFT: A manufacturer's plate, some hand tools, and a YMCA badge, etc. recovered from the crash site.

BELOW RIGHT: More hand tools and other personal effects.

tools, manufacturers plate, and ymca pennant from crash site more hand tools and personal effects from crash site

Photos: © 2008 James Towill

 


 

 

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