B-29 Doc Adds July Tour Stops In Missouri and Illinois

B-29 Doc adds July tour stops in Missouri and Illinois (Whiteman AFB + Columbia + Moline)

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PRESS RELEASE

The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will make stops in Missouri and Illinois in July. The tour stops include the 2024 Wings Over Whiteman Air & Space Show at Whiteman Air Force Base (July 13-14), Columbia Regional Airport (Columbia, MO, July 16-17), and Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL, July 18-21).

B-29 Doc is one of 1,644 B-29 Superfortress aircraft built by the Boeing Company in Wichita during World War II and one of only two B-29 bombers still airworthy and flying today.

Photo via Doc’s Friends

“We are excited to make a return trip to Whiteman Air Force Base where the 509th Bomb Wing calls home,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Home of the present-day B-2 Spirit fleet, Whiteman Air Force Base is also home to the 509th Bomb Wing, which dates back to World War II and includes a significant connection to the B-29. The 509th flew B-29 bombers in Japan and helped deliver victory for the Allies in the Pacific. We are honored to continue to honor the legacy of the 509th and all who serve to protect our freedom.”

B-29 Doc will be on static display for ground and cockpit tours during the air show at Whiteman, and will also be a flying performer during the show.

The tour stop in Columbia, MO, will include B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides, Tuesday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 14. In Moline, IL, at Quad Cities International Airport, B-29 Doc will be available for ground and cockpit tours, as well as B-29 Doc Flight Experiences, Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July  21.

“We are committed to sharing the story and legacy of the Greatest Generation, and to sharing the historical significance behind the building of America’s Arsenal of Democracy,” Wells continued. “Honoring the men and women who designed, built, flew and maintained these magnificent machines is imperative to ensure the history of our nation is not forgotten by generations to come.”

Photo courtesy of B-29 “Doc”.

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour at Wings Over Whiteman AFB

B-29 Doc will arrive at Whiteman Air Force Base on Thursday, July 11, and will be a static and flying participant in the air show. More information about the Wings Over Whiteman Air & Space Show can be found at https://www.whiteman.af.mil/WOW/

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour at Columbia Regional Airport, Columbia, MO

B-29 Doc will arrive at Columbia Regional Airport on Monday, July 15 and will host B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16 and 17. Columbia Jet Center will host Doc while in Columbia, and there will not be access to public ground or cockpit tours at this tour stop. Tickets for B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides in Columbia are on sale now at www.b29doc.com/rides.

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour at Quad Cities International Airport, Moline, IL

B-29 Doc will arrive at Quad Cities International Airport on Thursday, July 18 and will be hosted by Elliott Aviation. Doc will be available for ground and cockpit tours on Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21 at 8 and 10 a.m., followed by ground and cockpit tours following morning ride flight operations. Admission for ground and cockpit tours will be $10 per person or $20 per family and tickets can be purchased at the gate. Ride flight tickets for the tour stop at Quad Cities International Airport are on sale now at www.b29doc.com/rides.

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