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Boeing B-29 Superfortress (N69972)

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Airventure 2017

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LELAND SCHMIDT
5* photo Todd!
Todd RoyerPhoto Uploader
Thank you Leland.
Nick Bratanov
Great photo Todd!
Leon Kay
This Boeing B-29 Superfortress ended in the history books after dropping the first ever Atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. I believe this historic plane is on display at the U.S. National Air and Space Museum.
John Ellinger
Unless my eyesight has failed me, this isn't the Enola Gay. Regardless, this is a magnificent photo!!
WhiteKnight77
Great shot and this is Doc, not the Enola Gay.
Todd RoyerPhoto Uploader
Thank you all for the positive comments.
Al Bauer
I believe it is Bockscar that is on display at the Air Force Museum
Tim Marks
Bock's Car dropped the A-Bomb (fat man) on Nagasaki to end the war 2 days after the Enola Gay dropped an A-Bomb (little boy) on Hiroshima.
But, this is a great photo of Doc from Oshkosh.
Hertznanaimo
Beautiful aircraft
bporter1
That's one handsome aircraft -- and A LOT of polished aluminum! (... and who's sitting in the blister?) Lastly, if that's Doc, what were the names of the other A/C in the squadron? Cheers, CMSgt Ret.
Craig Massie
Yes this is Doc and it flies out of Wichita Kansas where it was restored. The only other B-29 flying in flying status is FIFI out of Texas. Soon Doc will have its own hangar and facility at Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita, KS.
bporter1
I thought maybe the squadron would have Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy, (deputy) Prince Charming, and (squadron commander) Snow White. Maybe the joke wasn't as obvious ...
V/R, Chief Porter
Guido Warnecke
Nice!
Andrea Gentilini
What a magnificent flying machine !!
We MUST keep them airborne.
Todd RoyerPhoto Uploader
Thank you all, I appreciate your interest in this photo
peterjp5
Doc is actually part of a program called "project silverplate" during world war two, they would remove the turrets to make the aircraft faster so it could drop nuclear weapons if you look at Enola Gay it has the same modification. Oh, and nice photo!
Wingrat
Just such a classic bomber, look at all that shiny aluminum. Wonder of .its day
bporter1
One of my fellow instructors is always quick to remind me that although "Fighters are fun, but bombers make policy." Out.
serge LOTH
it's a mirror??
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12-Jul-2019 UnknownThe Eastern Iowa ()St Paul Holman Fld () 01:51PM CDT 02:57PM CDT 1:05
08-Jul-2019 UnknownWheeler Downtown ()Wichita Eisenhower () 01:32PM CDT 02:46PM CDT 1:14
08-Jul-2019 UnknownWheeler Downtown ()Wheeler Downtown () 11:02AM CDT 11:40AM CDT 0:37
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