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Aug 3, 2010 4:02 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Open cockpit visit to a B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress will forever have a place in modern history--it was the B-29 that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The four-engine, propeller-driven heavy bomber was flown primarily during World War II and the Korean War. The military retired the planes in the 1960s.  The only aircraft remaining are in museums.

The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum has a B-29--Peachy--which will be open to visitors two weekends this month. You'll be able to climb aboard and walk right up to the cockpit. Museum spokesman Ted Vonderheid believes that this is the only B-29 in the country that allows access to the cockpit, which has fully restored instrumentation.

Peachy will be open two weekends this month--Aug. 7-8 and Aug. 14-15.

Museum hours:

* Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
* Sunday: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The museum is located adjacent to the Pueblo Airport, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo.

Museum website

For more information, phone 719-948-9219.

 

 

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