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Restored B-29 ‘Doc’ finds home in permanent hangar

Restored B-29 ‘Doc’ finally has a permanent home of its own in Wichita

(Nov. 13, 2018) The B-29 "Doc," originally built in Wichita in 1944, and restored to its former glory over a 16-year span starting in 2000, was parked in a new hangar built exclusively for it, for the first time on Tuesday.
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(Nov. 13, 2018) The B-29 "Doc," originally built in Wichita in 1944, and restored to its former glory over a 16-year span starting in 2000, was parked in a new hangar built exclusively for it, for the first time on Tuesday.

The B-29 Superfortress known as “Doc,” originally built in Wichita in 1944, was parked in its new hangar Tuesday.

The new hangar is at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport. Construction on the $6.5 million facility began in November 2017. Volunteers have worked to restore the military aircraft to its former glory over a 16-year span.

Doc’s Friends volunteer maintenance crew will begin scheduled winter maintenance for Doc this month. The new hanger and education center is scheduled to open to the public in January.

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