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Historic B-29 FIFI visits Tulsa Air and Space Museum

Posted at 5:58 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 18:58:01-04

TULSA - Several historic aircrafts are now in Tulsa for a short time, including a Boeing b-29 Superfortress bomber that flew during World War II.  

It's called the Airpower History Tour and it's at the Tulsa Air And Space Museum this week.

It includes five warbirds from the World War II.

One usually garners a lot of attention.

"The plane behind me is one of only two remaining B-29’s that still fly," Tonya Blansett, Executive Director for Tulsa Air and Space Museum, said. "The rarity of that and you know, the difficulty is they don’t make the parts for these anymore."

"It’s an amazing, amazing piece of technology for the time. So far advanced from the B-17 or the B-24," said Glenn Mount, Flight Crew Member B-29 'FIFI.'

The historic aircraft goes by the name of FIFI.

The B-29’s became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb.

"That’s really exciting to know that this was the kind of thing they did that in to stop the war," said Marilyn Reeves, who went on the tour.

The B-29 had 11 crewmen on board and was one of the largest operational aircrafts during World War II. It was retired from duty in 1960.

The tours even allowed people inside the planes to get a better understanding of what the crews went through.

"The history of the airplanes, you just don’t see many of these anymore and it’s amazing," said Scott Adams, who also toured the planes. "I might come back on Saturday and fly."

Reeves said we need to make sure the younger generation always remembers the sacrifices made then and now.

"This is why we’re here in America and we can do what we do because some people were willing to risk their lives and their time to fight for our country," said Reeves.

The tour is open until Sunday.

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