Up until Sunday morning, there was only one B-29 Superfortress still flying in the United States
Now, there are two.
Today, “Doc”, which hasn’t flown since 1956, flew at McConnell Air Force Base after years of restoration to restore it.
It was streamed live online.
Doc,whose mission back in the ’50s was towing targets, was once assigned to a squadron called the “Seven Dwarfs.”
Boeing built 1,644 B-29s, best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan, during World War II.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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