Vintage B-29 To Be Restored In Wichita

By: KAKE News Email
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Monday, March 11, 2013

A vintage B-29 bomber is set to be restored. A group of Wichita business leaders have formed a non-profit group to help restore the plane to flying condition.

"Doc's Friends" will work to restore the plane which is believed to be the last known Boeing B-29 Superfortress that is capable of being restored to flying condition. The plane was decommissioned in 1956 and spent 42 years in the California desert before Tony Mazzolini took a special interest in the plane.

Mazzolini had the B-29, dubbed Doc, moved to Wichita in 2000. The plane was one of a squadron of eight named from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

"Doc's Friends" are beginning to recruit additional volunteers and are raising more funds to complete the restoration project. For more information or to find out how you can help, visit

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