01/31/2009. Originally produced as a B-29B-60-BA by Bell at Marietta, Georgia, USA, after WW II this aircraft was converted for long-range flights and established several records.
On November 20, 1945 it flew 7,916 mls (12,740 km) non-stop from Guam to Washington, D.C., a few days later it established a speed record, flying from Burbank, California, to New York, New York, in 5 hrs and 25 min, while on October 4-6, 1946 it flew the 9,500 mls (15,289 km) from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Cairo, Egypt, non-stop in 39 hrs and 36 min.
Subsequently 44-84061 was fitted with R-3350-CA-2 fuel injection engines and revised nacelles and was redesignated YB-29J. Later it was converted to the RB-29J photo-reconnaissance version.