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B-29 ‘Doc’ Kickstarter campaign ends, tops goal by nearly $22,000

The Wichita Eagle

The Kickstarter campaign to get the Boeing B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ through its first flight has ended and topped the organizer’s fundraising goal.

According to Doc’s Kickstarter page on Friday morning, the 30-day campaign netted $159,151 – $21,651 above Doc’s Friends’ goal of $137,500.

Last Thursday, Doc’s Friends – the nonprofit group that owns and is restoring the World War II bomber – received notice from Kickstarter that the group had reached its minimum goal. That’s important because Kickstarter’s policy is if a crowdfunding campaign on its website doesn’t reach its stated goal, the group seeking the money doesn’t get a dime. Those who pledge donations only pay if the campaign reaches its goal.

The first engine test on the restored B-29 "Doc" was done on the tarmac at Spirit AeroSystems on Friday morning. The World War II bomber was salvaged from the Mohave Desert 15 years ago and has been undergoing restoration in Wichita. Video by Trav

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