Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Flights of Fancy (III).

The other day thinking about the now two airworthy B-29’s all the sudden I remembered a childhood all-favorite of mine, Disney’s 1980 “The Last Flight of Noah’s Ark” movie. The Superfortress featured in the flying sequences was “Fertile Myrtle” (45-21787 / BuNo 84029). A famous aircraft, “Fertile Myrtle”, was employed from 1951 to 1956 by the US Navy/NACA to launch the iconic Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket. Owned nowadays by Kermit Weeks, its nose is currently on display in the International Sport Aviation Museum (Lakeland, Florida). The rest of the aircraft is stored. As an aside, four other B-29’s wrecks were acquired also from the China Lake Naval Weapons Center for diverse non-flying duties in the movie.

The movie is utterly naive, but in a good sense. Pure nostalgia.

3 thoughts on “Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Flights of Fancy (III).

  1. Wow, there’s one I haven’t thought about in 30 years or so! I don’t remember if we saw it at the theater but I’m sure we saw it a couple of times on TV when “The Wonderful World of Disney” was still around. There may have been a book tie in as well but I don’t remember now…

  2. Pingback: Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Happy times fly. | The Dreamy Dodo

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