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B-29 ‘Doc’ schedules air show appearances in September

'Doc' shares the skies with the Blue Angels and takes along a special guest

“Doc” took to the skies again on Friday at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to do a formation flight with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. On board the 72-year-old restored B-29 was 2007 Wichita Heights graduate and Blue Angels mechanic Joh
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“Doc” took to the skies again on Friday at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to do a formation flight with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. On board the 72-year-old restored B-29 was 2007 Wichita Heights graduate and Blue Angels mechanic Joh

Doc’s Friends said on Tuesday its B-29 bomber, “Doc,” will participate in two air shows in September.

On Sept. 9 the restored Boeing Superfortress will fly to the Airpower Over Altus show at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma, where it will be on static display.

Later in the month, it will participate in the air show at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The World War II-era bomber will fly multiple times during the air show Sept. 13-15 and the days leading up to it, Doc’s Friends said in a news release Tuesday.

More information about the airplane’s September appearances will be available in the coming weeks, the group said, including on its website, www.b-29doc.com.

Connie Palacioz drilled rivets into the nose section of the B-29 “Doc” as a teenage “Rosie the Riveter” in 1945. This past week, she joined the crew of the fully restored B-29 at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to show off the plane.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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