Greatest Generation Flies Again

World War ll veteran Don Muncy, 99, a community member at Springfield Masonic Community, climbed aboard a B-29 and took to the skies. The B-29, FiFi, is one of only two B-29 Superfortresses still flying.

Muncy served in PBY (patrol bomber) aircraft while a member of the United States Navy before going to work for the FAA where he served for decades in assignments all around the country.

The flying event was hosted at the Springfield Municipal Airport with aircraft from the Commemorative Air Force, including B-29 FiFi, B-24 Diamond Lil, P-51 Gunfighter, and a T-6 Texan. These special planes gave rides to the public during one of their summer tours.

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