Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, left, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., talks with Spirit AeroSystems employee John Carman at an event last week celebrating Spirit’s work on the new B-21 Raider program. The grandson of “Enola Gay” pilot Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr. will serve as co-pilot of the restored B-29 “Doc” as it travels from Wichita to Whiteman on Friday for a weekend airshow there.
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, left, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., talks with Spirit AeroSystems employee John Carman at an event last week celebrating Spirit’s work on the new B-21 Raider program. The grandson of “Enola Gay” pilot Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr. will serve as co-pilot of the restored B-29 “Doc” as it travels from Wichita to Whiteman on Friday for a weekend airshow there. Jerry Siebenmark File photo
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, left, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., talks with Spirit AeroSystems employee John Carman at an event last week celebrating Spirit’s work on the new B-21 Raider program. The grandson of “Enola Gay” pilot Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr. will serve as co-pilot of the restored B-29 “Doc” as it travels from Wichita to Whiteman on Friday for a weekend airshow there. Jerry Siebenmark File photo

‘Enola Gay’ pilot’s grandson to fly B-29 ‘Doc’

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  • McConnell stands ready to accept the KC-46A Pegusus

    McConnell Air Force Base held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to signify completing the preparation for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegusus. After three years, 16 projects, more than 23 million pounds of steel and $267 million, McConnell stands ready to accept the KC-46A and lead the way for the future of air refueling. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle/Oct. 16, 2017)