Hand­made B-29 model ar­rives at the Berks Mil­i­tary His­tory Mu­seum

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This 8-foot-long fusilage be­ing un­loaded also in­cludes a 12-foot-long wing­span sec­tion which will be as­sem­bled at the Berks Mil­i­tary His­tory Mu­seum in Mohn­ton and pre­pared for dis­play. The plane was made by David Becker in mem­ory of his brother Dick Becker who was killed in the crash of his B-29 off of Saipan on May 5, 1945. Dick was the planes radar op­er­a­tor. They both are from Berks County.

The plane was years in the mak­ing. It was com­pleted in 2000.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

The B-29 model be­ing un­loaded at the Berks Mil­i­tary His­tory Mu­seum in Mohn­ton. Pic­tured are Mu­seum Pres­i­dent Mark M. Gillen, who is also a mem­ber of the Penn­syl­va­nia House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and Jim Ea­man.

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