I hadn’t been following ‘Doc’ lately, but saw an article today on KWCH – B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ returns to Wichita after weeks away with engine trouble: https://www.kwch.com/2021/08/24/b-29-superfortress-doc-returns-wichita-after-weeks-away-with-engine-trouble/. Slightly longer article and has video.
By KWCH Staff August 24, 2021
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – “Doc” returned to Wichita Tuesday, Aug. 24 after being docked for several weeks in Michigan with engine trouble. Doc, one of only two B-29s flying today was back in the air after spending seven weeks in a hangar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That’s where the plane’s crew discovered engine trouble while traveling to a show.
Doc’s crew was able to get a spare engine that made it from Wichita to Michigan where maintenance crews got the Superfortress ready to take off again.
“The team did a magnificent job on the road. It was very challenging, finding a place to store the aircraft, finding a place to shelter it,” Doc’s Friends General Manager and Executive Director Josh Wells said.