Watch awesome chase plane footage of only the second flying B-29 Superfortress “Doc” over the skies of Kansas.
“Doc” is a B-29 Superfortress that was brought back to life over a nearly 30 year period. In 1987, Tony Mazzolini, found Doc sitting in the Mojave Desert and launched a campaign to get the magnificent bomber flying again.
“Doc” was one of 1,644 B-29’s manufactured in Wichita, Kansas during World War II. This particular B-29 rolled off the assembly line in 1945. In 1951, the Superfortress became a part of the Seven Dwarfs squadron, received the name Doc and worked on a radar calibration assignment. “Doc” is now the second flying B-29 Superfortress, along with Fifi, which is maintained and flown by the Commemorative Air Force.
Gear down, flaps down! Go Doc Go!
Top Photo credit: Brett Schauf from Doc’s Friends website
h/t Jim Homan