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B-29 bomber ‘Doc’ seen over Wichita on its return from Missouri

Β-29 Doc flies over Wichita

On its way home from an airshow at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on Sunday, June 11, 2017, the restored B-29 bomber "Doc" made a couple of passes over Wichita. (Video by Supriya Sridhar / The Wichita Eagle)
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On its way home from an airshow at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on Sunday, June 11, 2017, the restored B-29 bomber "Doc" made a couple of passes over Wichita. (Video by Supriya Sridhar / The Wichita Eagle)

The restored B-29 bomber known as “Doc” flew over downtown Wichita late Sunday afternoon as it was returning from a show at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The plane flew overhead at around 4:15 p.m.

“Doc” had a busy week and a half, as it also helped kick off this year’s Riverfest Sundown Parade with a flyover on June 2.

And July 24-30, “Doc” will be on display at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis. Cockpit tours will be offered, and the “Flying Fortress” will also participate in flying demonstrations throughout the week.

Doc’s Friends, a nonprofit, restored the World War II bomber, one of 1,644 of its kind manufactured in Wichita at the time. To find out about other events and shows involving “Doc,” go to http://www.b-29doc.com/events.

Supriya Sridhair: 316-268-6246, @Supriyasridhar_

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