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  B-29-70-BW Superfortress "Doc" Serial Number 44-69972 
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Aircraft History
Built by Boeing Wichita and assigned USAAF serial 44-69972.

Served with the US Air Force (USAF) during the Korean War as a Radar Trainer.

Retired to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in 1965 for use as a ballistic missile target.

Recovery & Restoration
The airframe was acquired by the National Museum of Naval Aviation in February 1994, but did not leave China Lake until it was recovered on April 15, 1998, and moved to the United States Air Museum, California, for restoration.

As of mid-2014 it is believed that the aircraft will return to airworthiness by the end of the year.

References
Thanks to Daniel Leahy
Fox News - Historic World War II-era plane set to fly again (July 17, 2014)

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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