Ron Cole's Boeing B-29 Superfortress 'Big Time Operator' All-Over Shirt

These shirts are part of Ron's opening salvo into clothing design. Unlike other aviation art or graphic design within this genre, Ron has used the entire surface of each garment, front and back, to blend his original compositions with the style and cut of the garment. Each shirt is a new design, incorporating Ron's art, to be something entirely unique: a piece of wearable art, signed by the artist.
B-29-50-BW-42-24791 "The Big Time Operator" was produced by Boeing, Wichita Kansas 17 October 1944. After acceptance, this B-29 was assigned to the 1st Bomb Squadron (Very Heavy), 9th Bomb Group, 313th Bomb Wing, XXI Bomber Command, 20th Air Force. "The Big Time Operator" was flown on 46 Combat Missions over Japan from Guam and Tinian during 1945. After World War Two, B-29 42-24791 "The Big Time Operator" was flown back to the United States. She was stricken from inventory in 1950 and transferred to China Lake Naval Weapons Station. At China Lake "The Big Time Operator" was used as a ground target with many other famous B-29's for decades of weapons testing. The nose section was eventually recovered from China Lake and put on display at the Edward F. Beale Museum, California until 2001. The Beale Museum closed, and the nose section was transferred through the National Museum of the United States Air Force to the New England Air Museum, Connecticut. The New England Air Museum used the remains of "The Big Time Operator" to restore their B-29 "Jacks Hack". QuestMasters obtained the nose of B-29-50-BW 42-24791 "The Big Time Operator" in November 2012. See more info at
Item Number:ZT0001-P
Fabric:95%Polyester 5%Spandex
Fabric Weight:5.0 oz/yd² (170 g/m²)
Features:Casual, Daily Casual, Short Sleeve, Regular Sleeve, Round Neck / O-neck, Regular, Moderate, Regular, Summer
Pattern:* Same Style with BELLA+CANVAS


Size Chart
inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm
Chest 37.8  96  39.8  101  42.1  107  44.5  113  46.9  119  49.2  125  51.6  131 
Sleeve Length 8.1  20.5  8.3  21  8.5  21.6  8.7  22.2  9.0  22.8  9.2  23.4  9.4  24 
Length 26.8  68  27.2  69  28.0  71  28.7  73  29.5  75  30.3  77  31.1  79 
Shoulder 17.7  45  18.1  46  18.7  47.5  19.3  49  19.9  50.5  20.5  52  21.1  53.5 
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