B-29 ‘Doc’ flies for first time since the ’50s

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.

  • Gordon near Two Harbors

    Way cool!

  • kevins

    Excellent work!

  • andy

    Very cool. I actually saw the other B-29 (FiFi) this weekend at the Aurora, IL Municipal Airport.

  • J F Hanson

    Thanks, Bob.