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  • Vintage bomber has a new mission: Honor those who built and flew in them

    The thousands of B-29s that were built during World War II had a single mission: to drop bombs on enemies of the United States. So what’s the mission of a B-29 that’s been restored decades later? According to those who operate and maintain the B-29 “Doc," its current mission is to honor the men and women who built and served on B-29s during wartime. On Tuesday, at the EAA AirVenture Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, “Doc” took to the skies with some precious cargo to carry out its new mission. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle - Additional footage courtesy of Kevin Swinicki)

The thousands of B-29s that were built during World War II had a single mission: to drop bombs on enemies of the United States. So what’s the mission of a B-29 that’s been restored decades later? According to those who operate and maintain the B-29 “Doc," its current mission is to honor the men and women who built and served on B-29s during wartime. On Tuesday, at the EAA AirVenture Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, “Doc” took to the skies with some precious cargo to carry out its new mission. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle - Additional footage courtesy of Kevin Swinicki) theying@wichitaeagle.com
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Once a bomber, B-29’s new mission carries special meaning

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    World War II pilot Robert Capen got behind the controls of a 1942 Boeing Stearman PT-17 during a flight by Darryl Fisher's Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation. The flight was out of KCAC Aviation at the Johnson County Executive Airport.