This B-29 rolled off the assembly line in 1945 to join the war effort. In 1951, the Superfortress became a part of the Seven Dwarfs squadron, received the name Doc and worked on a radar calibration assignment. After a short stint as a target towing aircraft, Doc was left in the Mojave Desert near China Lake, California, and used as a bomb target. In 1987, Tony Mazzolini, who was present for the historic first flight on Sunday, found Doc and began to make plans to salvage it. The airplane was removed from the desert in 1998 and moved in 2000 to Wichita, where hundreds of volunteers, many of whom retired Boeing and Spirit Aerosystems employees, have participated in the lengthy restoration effort.