The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will travel west in September with tour stops in St. George, UT, and Chino, CA, September 7-18, 2023. The C-47 known as That’s All…Brother, the lead aircraft that delivered the first Allied troops to France on D-Day in 1944, will join B-29 Doc for both History Restored Tour stops.
“B-29 Doc is one of only two B-29 Superfortress aircraft still airworthy and flying, and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Central Texas Wing’s C-47 That’s All…Brother place in history about its service to liberate France during World War II is a remarkable story,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Having both of these historic aircraft on the same ramp to showcase their stories, as well as to give people an up-close and personal experience with history, will be a unique opportunity.”
Ride flight tickets for B-29 Doc and C-47 That’s All…Brother are on sale now for the tour events at St. George, UT, and Chino, CA. Information about rides and flight ticket purchasing can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides and https://thatsallbrother.org/tour/.
“Connecting the C-47 and its mission of delivering the first troops on D-Day, which led to Victory in Europe, with the mission of the B-29, which ultimately delivered victory over Japan, provides a one-of-a-kind experience for warbird and aviation enthusiasts,” said Deena Clausen, CAF Central Texas Wing leader. “Partnering with B-29 Doc to honor the Greatest Generation, while preserving our shared mission of keeping these warbirds flying, broadens our reach to allow even more people to see these historic aircraft.”
Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour and C-47 That’s All…Brother in St. George, UT
B-29 Doc will arrive at St. George Regional Airport (SGU) Thursday, Sept. 7, while C-47That’s All…Brother will arrive at SGU Friday, Sept. 8. The two aircraft will be hosted by the Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum for the three-day event, Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10. Both will be available for ground and cockpit tours when they are not operating ride flights. The ramp will be open for public access Friday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The hours on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10, for ground and cockpit tours will be from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and will be subject to the aircraft ride schedules. Admission for the ground and cockpit tour event will be $10 per person and $20 per family with tickets available at the gate. Visitors can enter the St. George event through the Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum, 4196 S. Airport Parkway, St. George, UT, 84790. Ride flight tickets are on sale now for both aircraft:
Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour and C-47 That’s All…Brother in Chino, CA at Yanks Air Museum
B-29 Doc and That’s All…Brother will arrive at Chino Airport, Monday, Sept. 11 and will be hosted by Yanks Air Museum. Both aircraft will be available for ground and cockpit tours beginning Wednesday, Sept. 13, Through Friday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when they are not operating ride flights. The hours on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17 will be from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., both days, and will be subject to the aircraft ride schedules. Admission for the static display event and flight deck tours will be $5 per person with the purchase of a Yanks Air Museum General Admission Ticket. For information about Yanks Air Museum, visit www.yanksair.com. Visitors can enter the Chino event through Yanks Air Museum, 15121 Stearman Drive, Chino, CA, 91710. Tickets for static ground and flight deck tours can be purchased at the event. Ride flight tickets are on sale now for both aircraft:
About Doc’s Friends and B-29 Doc
Doc’s Friends, Inc., is a 501c3 non-profit board that owns and manages the operation of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as Doc. Doc is a B-29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II. It is one of only two remaining B-29s that are still airworthy and flying today. The mission of Doc’s Friends is to HONOR the men and women who sacrificed so much for the freedom of others, including those who designed, built, maintained and flew the B-29 during and after WWII. CONNECT people with the rich heritage of the B-29 and allow aviation enthusiasts to experience the thrill of a B-29 up close. EDUCATE today’s and future generations on the contributions of the Greatest Generation during wartime.
About the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour and B-29 Doc Flight Experience
Each year, B-29 Doc travels to cities across the United States to allow aviation enthusiasts a chance to B-29 Doc up-close and personal. Doc’s annual tour mission includes an average of 100 flight hours, beginning in early April and spanning through the summer until late October. Tour stops include ground and flight deck tours, as well as B-29 Doc Flight Experiences. The B-29 Doc Flight Experience will last approximately 90 minutes and includes a 30-minute ride. Prior to takeoff, passengers will experience a crew briefing and learn more about the history of the B-29 and the role it played in U.S. history. Passengers will also get to hear and see the sights and sounds of engine starts and run-ups prior to takeoff.
About Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
The CAF was founded to acquire, restore, and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft flown by all military services of the United States, as well as selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans. More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF’s fleet of 180 historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreates, reminds, and reinforces the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history. More information at www.commemorativeairforce.org.
About the C-47A That’s All, Brother
That’s All…Brother was the C-47A troop carrier aircraft that led the Airborne Invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944, carrying 101st Airborne Division paratroopers into France during the D-Day invasion. During the remainder of WWII, That’s All… Brother served in Operation Dragoon, Market Garden, the Relief of Bastogne, and Operation Varsity. After the war, the aircraft was sold as surplus and its contribution to history was almost forgotten. In 2015, the CAF rescued the aircraft from a boneyard and completed restoration to its WWII configuration in 2018. In June 2019, it returned to England and France for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day (flying over Omaha Beach on June 6, 2019) and plans to return to Europe for the 80th-anniversary commemorations in June 2024. More information at www.thatsallbrother.org.