B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ Departs for Oshkosh 2017Molly McMillin
The B-29 Superfortress known as “Doc” took off from Wichita July 21, 2017, on its way to Oshkosh, Wis., for EAA AirVenture.
Doc burns about 500 gallons of fuel per hour in its first hour of flight and about 400 gallons per hour after. The aircraft flew at 5,500 ft. at a speed of about 200 mph on its way to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It will fly on to Oshkosh on July 22.
Doc, built in 1944, was one of 2,766 B-29s built at Boeing. This aircraft arrived in Wichita in 2000 in pieces on flatbed trucks, and volunteers spent more than a decade lovingly restoring the aircraft to flyable condition. It flew for the first time in July 2016.
The aircraft is a flying memorial to the men and women who served in World War II.
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