Race For The Superfortress

Producer: Joseph Temple Duration: 30:00 minutes
In order to bring the fight into the heart of Japan, an aircraft with enormous range and firepower is needed. Unfortunately for America, getting this plane up in the air is easier said than done. Examine the difficulties that engineers and workers faced in building the B-29 Superfortress. What extreme measures were men like General Hap Arnold ready to take? What companies were ready with their own version of the B-29 if Boeing failed? How did the people of numerous cities come together to make sure this gigantic aircraft would be ready to deliver the most devastating bomb in history? 

tags: b-29, boeing, superfortress, race