Rebuilt WWII bomber known to be on display in Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — After years of work by scores of volunteers, the public will get a chance to see a restored World War II B-29 bomber known as “Doc” in its home this weekend.
A public open house and dedication ceremony will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center, at Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita.
The 32,000-square-foot, $6.5 million interactive facility is expected to be open in early March.
The Wichita Eagle reports the bomber is a decommissioned Boeing B-29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during WWII. It was discovered rotting in the Mojave Desert in 1987 and, after more than 100 volunteers worked about 450,000 hours, it is now just two operational B-29s in existence.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com