15 May B-29 ‘Doc’ Visits Historic Wendover Airfield
B-29 ‘Doc’ Visit
Historic Wendover Airfield had the privilege of hosting the recently restored B-29 ‘Doc’ on May 9-11, 2022. This was the first time in 20 years that we have had a B-29 on the airfield; the last one being ‘FiFi’ back in 2001. ‘Doc’ offered rides and tours over the four day event. Taking flight were two of the remaining members of the 509th Composite Group (both 97 years of age) that trained in Wendover during WWII.
The most historic aspect of the visit was having ‘Doc’ spend the night in our Enola Gay Hanger. This was the first time that a B-29 aircraft had been in our hanger since the 1950s, which was designed and built for the B-29s of the Manhattan Project. We appreciate the ‘Doc’ flight crew as well as the entire Friends of Doc foundation for their dedication to this aircraft, their preservation, education and professionalism. We hope to have them back soon!
In addition, the Utah Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will be at Wendover Airfield displaying their PT-17 Stearman and T-6 Texan. Rides in these two aircraft will also be available on May 10th and 11th. Don’t miss out on this very rare and unique experience to ride on these historic aircraft.
Please support this flying relic and find out where they will be next by visiting their website at b29doc.org. Also, if you would like to support our restoration efforts, including the completion of the Enola Gay Hanger, please click on our ‘Support’ tab and make a donation.