by The Chicago Times Staff
July 12, 2021
ROMEOVILLE, IL — On Monday, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress landed in Romeoville. Boeing constructed 4,000 of these planes during World War II and out of 25 are remaining only 2 remain in the air. The Commemorative Air Force, a nonprofit association of vintage military plane enthusiasts, owns and operates one of those still flying, dubbed “Fifi.”
“Fifi,” together with a B-24 and a number of other old military planes, will be on display at the Lewis University airport through Sunday. Starting on Wednesday, the public can come to the airport and, for a modest cost, see the planes and even step inside to experience what it was like to fly inside a WWII bomber. They will also be giving rides this weekend.
Toward the end of WWII, the B-29 was deployed in bombing raids against Japan and in the South Pacific.