"T. N. Teeny. II."
Boeing B-29 Superfortress “T. N. Teeny. II.” (1945)

Designed to meet a US Army Air Force requirement to bomb Germany from America during World War II, the B-29 entered service only at the end of the European war. This massive, revolutionary bomber was transferred to the fight against Japan, where it devastated cities in huge firebomb raids and ushered in the atomic age.

The B-29 also fought in Korea, it was converted into a post-war transport and tanker, and was even copied without permission by the Russians.

Pictured in this painting is the B-29 “T. N. Teeny. II. piloted by Capt. Wendell Hutchison of the 1st Bomb Squadron, 9th Bomb Group, 313 Bomb Wing based at Tinian Island. The black and yellow stripes on the tail indicated that it is a lead plane. These markings made it easier for squadron planes to rendezvous.