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Big Birds, touring over Tyler, Texas this Friday July 1, 2022

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Tour Tyler Texas - M1Y - Clarence Edmond Shackelford, community publicist for the Empowerment Community Development Corporation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization with a focus on Education, Arts, Tourism, Veteran Services, Scholarships, Youth Mentorship, History Preservation, Community Development, Housing, and Economic Empowerment.

The Boeing B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will be in Tyler, Texas, for the Rose City Air Fest and the Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show, July 1-3. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides, along with ground and cockpit tours will be available during the weekend.

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The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engined propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II, and the Korean War. Named in allusion to its predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Superfortress was designed for high-altitude strategic bombing, but also excelled in low-altitude night incendiary bombing, and in dropping naval mines to blockade Japan. B-29s dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and became the only aircraft that has ever used nuclear weapons in combat.

The B-29 Doc Story

Doc is a B-29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II. Since 1987 when Tony Mazzolini found Doc sitting and rotting away in the Mojave Desert, plans have been in the works to restore the historic warbird to flying status to serve as a flying museum.

Over the past 15+ years, hundreds of volunteers have worked on Doc and the restoration project. Skilled workers and retirees from Wichita’s aviation industry, veterans, active-duty military, and others wanting to honor those who served, have spent tens of thousands of hours on Doc’s restoration. Countless individuals and organizations also made financial and in-kind contributions to keep the project going. Below is a brief timeline of Doc’s military service, the restoration effort, and Doc’s current mission.

Sources: https://www.TourTylerTexas.org, https://www.EmpowermentCDC.org, http://tylerhamm.org, https://www.cityoftyler.org/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/38/2741

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