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Fifi the World War Two era bomber visits the Air Zoo

Fifi the B-29 (courtesy the Commemorative Air Force)
Fifi the B-29 (courtesy the Commemorative Air Force)

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) --- “Fifi” the B-29 has flown into Kalamazoo for another visit. It is the last of its kind and it is sitting at the Air Zoo for the next two days, offering tours and rides to those interested in the history of war and aviation.

It arrived on the 67th anniversary of the dropping of a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, which its sister-ship, the Enola Gay delivered, soon after convincing the Japanese to surrender. The Enola Gay is enshrined in the Smithsonian.

Rides on “Fifi”, the last of the flying B-29’s cost $595. That is how the non-profit that owns the plane pays to keep the bomber flying. Two flights will be going up in the late afternoons today and Wednesday.