B-17 Flying Fortress bomber and B-29 Superfortress bomber in flight together during a test conducted by Boeing, circa late 1944, photo 2 of 3

Caption   B-17 Flying Fortress bomber and B-29 Superfortress bomber in flight together during a test conducted by Boeing, circa late 1944, photo 2 of 3 ww2dbase
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Added Date 11 Apr 2010

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1. Bill says:
30 May 2010 03:20:21 PM

To give the Germans something to think about, a B-29 Superfortress was sent to England. The Germans had developed their own long range aircraft, called the "Amerika Bomber" with about the same performance as the B-29 thanks to information sent from German spies at the Boeing plant. The Germans also knew when the B-29 would arrive in England, and within hours flew recon missions to get the photograph's back to Berlin.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Jun 2010 11:37:33 AM

The B-29 sent to England and fed the Germans disinformation, was named "Hobo Queen", she even had her photo in the Nazi newspapers. How would the Luftwaffe have fought against the B-29?
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
3 May 2011 08:09:22 PM

LUFTWAFFE AGAINST THE B-29: How would the Luftwaffe have fought the B-29 this is all theoretical a number of tactics could have been used against the big bombers the Germans had a very good anti-aircraft weapons network and radar stations, maybe at this stage of the war, they could have built and developed (SAM) missile batteries sites. The aircraft in squadron service could have been the Bf 109G and K, Fw190, Fw190D, Ta152 Me262 and the Me163. The theoretical Messerschmitt P.1011 and the Ta183 jet fighters both armed with air-to-air missile. The Allies answer with the Lockheed P-80,the British with the Gloster Meteor and with the de Havilland Vampire along with the Spitfire the P-51 Mustang and the P-47 Thunderbolt, he night-fighters Northrop P-61 Black Widow and the de Havilland Mosquito this is all speculation. ALTERNATE HISTORY: WORLD WAR II ENDED IN A STALEMATE US AND ITS ALLIES FAILED IN THE NORMANDY LANDINGS, THE GERMANS STOPPED THE RUSSIANS, AND SET UP ITS SATELLITE GOVERNMENTS IN EASTERN EUROPE. BOTH SIDES HAD DEVELOPED THE BOMB, BUT DIDN'T USE IT IN EUROPE. US FORCES WERE STATIONED IN ENGLAND THE US 8th AIR FORCE AND US 3rd and 7th ARMY KEPT IN FORCE AGAINST ANY GERMAN MOVE WEST. THE GERMANS USED TATICAL NUKES AGAINST WHAT WHAT WAS LEFT OF THE OLD USSR, ITS FORCES ADVANCED AND CONTROLLED THE REST OF THE COUNTRY BY 1947 GERMANY'S WAR IN THE EAST WAR OVER. THE UNITED STATES CONTINUED ITS WAR WITH JAPAN UNTIL 1946 WITH US HELP AND THE USE OF ATOMIC WEAPONS, NATIONALIST CHINA CONTROLLED ALL OF KOREA AND FRENCH INDOCHINA THE COMMUNIST WERE DEFEATED. IN 1949 THE GERMANS AND THE UNITED STATES WERE IN A COLD WAR EACH SIDE DEVELOPED JET AIRCRAFT, ICBMs AND SEA LAUNCHED BALLASTIC MISSILES AND NUCLEAR weapons. EACH SIDE MAINTAINED ITS POLITICAL AND AND MILITARY POWER AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR 40 YEARS UNTIL THE FALL OF NATIONAL SOCIALISM

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