B-29 “Doc” Now Wears All Four Engines & Props

Docs first propeller during the installation process. (photo by Randy Allen via Docs Friends)
Docs first propeller during the installation process. (photo by Randy Allen via Docs Friends)
Docs first propeller during the installation process. (photo by Randy Allen via Doc’s Friends)

The Boeing B-29 known as “Doc” took a big leap forwards on her journey back to flight this past weekend as her restoration crew installed the last of her four engines and propellers. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Doc could be flying again in the next few months. Please visit Doc’s Friends website HERE to see how you can help get this mighty aircraft flying again! Many thanks to Docs Friends and photographers Randy Allen and Steve Janz for the photographs.

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Docs first propeller during the installation process. (photo by Randy Allen via Doc’s Friends)

 

Doc's port wing receiving its engines. (photo by Randy Allen via Doc's Friends)
Doc’s port wing receiving its engines. (photo by Randy Allen via Doc’s Friends)
Docs first propeller during the installation process. (photo by Randy Allen via Docs Friends)
Docs first propeller during the installation process. (photo by Randy Allen via Doc’s Friends)

 

A volunteer painting the national insignia on Doc's fuselage. (Photo by Randy Allen via Docs Friends)
A volunteer painting the national insignia on Doc’s fuselage. (Photo by Randy Allen via Doc’s Friends)

Please click HERE to see WarbirdsNews previous stories on Doc.

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    • Fox News ran a segment on Doc Thursday morning, 17Jul14, in which Doc’s Friend’s reported that they now expect her to fly in October or November. The correspondent also interviewed Connie Palacioz who is featured on Doc’s web page as a restoration volunteer. Connie actually worked on Doc when the aircraft was built at Boeing’s Wichita plant in 1944.

  1. I am in total awe of everyone so involved at getting “DOC” in the air once again where she belongs… (In this case “DOC” is a female)… It is with so much love, sweat, and i am sure there were tears that is going into this restoration that i can’t even begin to comprehend… And to Connie palacioz, what do you say to her??? The odds that she would be working on “DOC” again is astonishing… When i was around fourteen years old they flew in a B-29 for public viewing and a walk through and i asked one of the crew where does that go (meaning the tunnel) and he asked me if i wanted to find out, well before he finished the word out i was on my way which ended quite close to the cockpit… The view was so clear with all the glass (or plastic) that was really what started my love for flying… I still have that love today…

    I salute everyone working on “DOC” and hope to see her in the sky soon and who knows, I might get another walk through…

    Love and regards,
    RRL

    P.S. That little town was in
    Plattsburgh,N.Y.

  2. So great to hear we will have another B-29 in flying condition.
    Doc was built after WWII I noticed.
    I am in contact with two B-29crew members from WWII from my county in Indiana.( One was a left gunner and the other an engineer) I know of another living in a nearby county who operated the radio.
    I was wondering if someone keeps tabs on veteran B-29 crews from WWII and Korea Conflict period? These guys are in their 90’s now and would be great to give them a heads up that the Doc will be flying soon.
    It sure would be a crowd pleaser to see these veterans at this event.
    I am from Wells Co, Indiana.
    Carolyn

    • Not just yet, but we will let you know as soon as we find out… it is likely still a couple of months away, although these things do have a habit of being very hard to predict. There are always unknowns to contend with…

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