The 6th Bomb Group

The Crew: Airplane Commander

As the name implies, the Airplane Commander (A/C) was responsible for the operation of the entire ship. The A/C was a qualified pilot. Initially, the A/C was required to have over 1,000 hours of flight time.  However, this requirement was later relaxed.

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Fig. 18.  The Pilot's Station
Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for Army Model B-29 Airplane