Salina, KS

Now: 32 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 55 ° | Lo: 29 °

B-29 ‘Doc’ a Step Closer to Airworthiness Certificate

KSAL StaffMay 3, 2016

A World War II bomber is moving closer to achieving its Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness certificate.

The Wichita Eagle reports that four volunteers attached a nameplate Monday to the B-29 Superfortress known as “Doc.”

The volunteers were among the earliest to work on the restoration effort and included Connie Palacioz. As an 18-year-old in 1944, she worked on the B-29 production line and riveted “Doc’s” nose section. She says she “never thought” she would see the restoration reach this point.

The Wichita-built plane was dubbed “Doc” after being assigned to a squadron of eight bombers named for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was finished too late to fly bombing missions during World War II, though it eventually served as a radar trainer during the Korean War.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

KU Chancellor to Step Down

September 22, 2016 4:46 pm

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Retired State Trooper Cha...
January 18, 2018Comments
Cops Tried to Out Underco...
January 18, 2018Comments
Grandson of KSU Football ...
January 18, 2018Comments
“I Love the 90’s ...
January 18, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018