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‘Doc’ finishes fundraising campaign strong

The fundraising campaign to get the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” back in the air concluded last week, raising $159,151. That’s 16 percent more than the $137,500 campaign goal. The donations will pay for the fuel and oil, insurance and maintenance costs needed for the plane to earn an airworthiness certificate and achieve first flight. Once certified, Doc will become a “flying museum” that will honor those who served – including those who designed, built, maintained and flew Doc during and after World War II – as well as educate and connect today’s and future generations to this history and heritage. Thanks to the 1,007 campaign donors for helping Doc soar again. – Phillip Brownlee