Click on blue "Sky-Scrapper III" to open the 20 minute video story
Segment from the ASHF produced "The Pilot and the Bombardiers" (2014). The story of the "Sky-Scrapper" B-29's and crew members, Air Commander (Pilot) Capt. John Garvin and the 2 Bombardiers who served with him, Lt. Henry Miller and 1st Lt. Bob Maloy. ASHF Video
After the dramatic destruction of the first two "Sky-Scrapper'" B-29's, the crew takes delivery of "Sky-Scrapper III" in March 1945 and commence flying the most devastating bombing missions against Japan during WWII.
The B-29 Wings in the Marianas are operating at full "Maximum Effort" to stop Japan's ability to wage war. The video story of "Sky-Scrapper III" outlines their participation in the historic fire raids of March 1945 and a few of the dramatic back-to-back missions flown that spring and summer.
The "Sky-Scrapper" crew members successfully complete their 35 missions a few weeks before Japan surrenders.
Their Air Commander, Capt. John Garvin, goes home in August 1945.
However, little did he know..... he wasn't done flying "Sky-Scrapper III" yet!