B-29 Superfortress Crash Lands on Iwo Jima

What a fascinating photo of a B-29 Superfortress which crash landed on Iwo Jima.

A 19th Bomb Group Boeing B-29 which had its controls shot away while encountering heavy flak over Tokyo, made an emergency crash-landing on Motoyama Airfield,Iwo Jima on 10 March 1945. Nine Superforts landed here after the raid, all of which might not have made the return trip to their home base’s. The fox holes in the foreground are typical of terrain around the strip. Returning from a Tokyo raid, this Boeing B-29 Superfortress crashed on night landing at Iwo Jima. Before coming to rest on the embankment, plane ran into a truck, killed a Seabee, and injured two men sleeping in a tent.