WWII B-29 bomber visit to Texarkana reset for May

A B-29 Superfortress named Doc will visit the Texarkana Regional Airport in May and be on display for several days. The bomber initially was scheduled to be in town in March. (Submitted photo)

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- A World War II B-29 Superfortress initially slated to visit Texarkana Regional Airport later this month has now been postponed until May.

The restored bomber Doc will be on display from May 17-21. Ground and cockpit tours will be open to the public, according to a news release.

Tickets are $10 per person or $20 per family for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17-19 and from noon to 4 p.m. May 20-21.

Prior to its planned visit to Texarkana, the 1945 B-29 visited Denver, Cleveland and other cities.

The B-29's visit will be the first by a WWII plane since the late 1990s and early 2000s, when a B-17 Flying Fortress visited the airport at least twice.

Each year, Doc travels the U.S. between April and October to give aviation enthusiasts a chance to view the warplane up close.

Doc initially was scheduled to visit Texarkana March 20-26.

For more information, call the airport at 870-774-2171.