The B 29 Super Fortress Landed At Davidson Army Airfield At Fort Belvoir Virginia

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The B-29 Super Fortress landed at Davidson Army Airfield at Fort Belvoir Virginia located about fifteen miles from Washington D.C.; waiting for the aircraft was President Washington. On board the flight was Admiral Meyer the senior officer on the West Coast, General Watkins his executive officer and senior Army Officer on the West Coast, General Charkin the senior Marine Officer on the West Coast, General Shelton the senior Air Force officer on the West Coast and Colonel John Clayton who was considered the architect of the West Coast recovery effort. With President Washington was Jake Watkins his Chief of Staff and was also the first cousin to General Watkins, and General Wallace the Joint Chief of Staff for all of the services. The Army band from Fort Meyer was playing, there were other military figures present as well as Congress men and woman and Senators. This was a big deal in Washington D.C. it was the first large aircraft to fly into the area in over a year, well any aircraft to be honest. The men exited the aircraft with more pomp-and-ceremony then most of them had ever seen in their lives it made them a little uncomfortable. As they reached the end of the stairs President Washington was there to meet them and shake their hands, “Its damn good to see you men.” said the President. “And woman.” The B-29 flying into Fort Belvoir wasn’t lost on the civilians in the area they saw the aircraft circling the airfield and approach on landing, it was an amazing site.…

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