This Week’s #whatsthatwednesday

This post written by Erin Kirchner, Collections Manager

This week’s #whatsthatwednesday is a cross stitch made and donated to the Pioneer Air Museum by Pat Mahler. Pat was a long time Museum worker and volunteer. When at the museum, Pat could be found welcoming and assisting visitors, as well as helping to maintain the exhibits.

Pat’s cross stitch pictured above is of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress aircraft.

The B-29 is a long-range heavy bomber and was first used by the United States Army Air Force during World War II.  It is most recognized as the aircraft used to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.  After World War II, the B-29 continued to be used for a variety of non-combat roles, including reconnaissance, rescue and in-flight refueling.   The aircraft later flew in the Korean War (1950-53), and was finally retired from service in 1960.

Read more about the history of the B-29 Superfortress here:

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