Having B-29 “Doc” parked on Boeing plaza has meant huge crowds have surrounded the plane all week long at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis., in late July. Travis Heying File photo
Having B-29 “Doc” parked on Boeing plaza has meant huge crowds have surrounded the plane all week long at the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis., in late July. Travis Heying File photo

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

By Jerry Siebenmark

jsiebenmark@wichitaeagle.com

August 08, 2017 03:02 PM

UPDATED August 08, 2017 05:49 PM

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.

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Wichita's own 'Rosie the Riveter' gets a special ride home

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. On Sunday, Connie took a seat in the bombardier’s seat in the very nose of the plane she helped build 72 years ago for a flight home. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)

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Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark