Credit: Jeff Anastasio / KENS 5
On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – Aircraft Commander David Oliver and the Commemorative Air Force crew flew the only B-29 bomber still flying from Austin to Hondo, Texas for a special showing. "FIFI" as she is known is available for tours and flights at the South Texas Regional Airport in Hondo through 1 p.m. Friday. For more information: http://www.cafb29b24.org or http://www.rideb29.com
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a backbone of U.S. Military stretching from World War II through the Korean Conflict until it’s eventual retirement in the 1960’s. The most famous B-29 mission occurred in August 1945 when the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Japan.
Although thousands of aircraft were built only several remain intact today. There is only one B-29 still flying the skies: “FIFI”. The Commemorative Air Force maintains and flies this last airworthy B-29 to various events and airshows across the U.S.