Immediately after the war the B-29s spent a couple of weeks supplying American prisoners in Japan.
The 6th Group's Earthquake McGoon, 42-24866, is loading up at Saipan in late August.
[Source: [Ray Pritchard] "B-29 Superfortress in Action", Squadron Signal Publications, Aircraft No. 31, p. 45.]
Photo provided by Elizabeth Koch-Colson, granddaughter of
S/Sgt Mthhew H. Koch (R Gunner, "Battlin' Betty", 40 Squadron), all rights reserved.
51. "Earthquake McGoon"
Source: George E. Staley, Smithsonian Institution
"Earthquake McGoon" was presumably named after the comic strip character who appeared in Li'l Abner during the 1930s.