The Trailer Park
The B-29 crashed very near a trailer park close to the main gate of the base. After the explosion, much of the park was engulfed in fire.
When the bomb exploded, shrapnel was sent in all directions. In fact two dependents lost limbs because of the the blast. At right is a photo (indicted by the arrow) of a piece of shrapnel embedded in a trailer that narrowly missed a child.
Sixteen trailers and their contents were completely destroyed and many others were damaged.
This was typical for the many claims that came in after the crash. Many lost all they owned.
(Click on the image for a better view)