Iconic World War II era B-29 Superfortress comes to Tyler
“FiFi,” the world's only airworthy example of the iconic Boeing B- 29 Superfortress heavy bomber airplane, rumbled Tuesday into Tyler.
The B-29 is famous for its role in World War II when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, to help bring an end to the war.
Dozens of people gathered at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, 150 Airport Dr., to welcome the vintage aircraft, which was carrying U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Rockwall.
The aircraft, owned by the nonprofit Commemorative Air Force, is expected to remain in Tyler through Thursday, along with other vintage planes. For a fee, people can tour and ride the aircraft.
To learn more, visit www.CAFB29B24.org
or call the museum at 903-526-1945.