|Handwritten on back:|
Anyone with info on the specific aircraft shown is invited to comment!
|B-29-86-BW tail number 44-87719.|
|B-29A-55-BN tail number 44-61956 is on the left; the tail number of the|
aircraft on the right is too out-of-focus to read. Handwritten on back
is "B-29s on Runway at Scott Field."
Update, 8/3/12 - While I've yet to be able to find any detailed information on the B-29s shown, I have found some history of the C-54 at the bottom of this post. As the post originally was written, I surmised that these photos were taken in the early 1950s. However, it is clear by the aircraft data that these were taken sometime in 1945 or '46.
C-54B-1 serial 42-72362 (Douglas c/n 10467), was originally delivered on December 8, 1944, and damaged in a landing accident in Kungming, China, in February 1945. After it was repaired, it was bought back by Douglas and converted to civilian DC-4 specifications. From August 9, 1946 to 1950, it flew with Pan Am, carrying civilian registration N60115; unlike other DC-4/C-54s operated by PAA, it doesn't appear to have been given a "Clipper" name, however. They then leased it to Transocean, before it went on to subsidiary Pan American Grace Airlines (PANAGRA). It was then sold to AeroMéxico and flew as XA-KOK.
|Douglas C-54 Skymaster tail number 42-72362.|