Pictured here at Iwo Jima in 1945, “Flak Alley Sally,” was a Superfortress assigned to the 40th Bomb Squadron, a B-29-55-BW, serial number 42-24878. Seen here refueling at Iwo Jima in 1945 following a raid on the Empire, she bears the early markings of the group with the “L” (6th Bomb Group identification letter) above a triangle (313th Bomb Wing identification symbol) above the aircraft serial number. The “33” is an early Victor number (group/squadron aircraft identification number also used as a radio call sign number), which was later moved to the rear fuselage and changed to “53.” (Courtesy 6th Bomb Group Association)
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