KB-50J Superfortress Restoration Update

KB-50J Superfortress Restoration Progress Report

The KB-50J Superfortress arrived from MacDill AFB, Florida, with severe corrosion to major structural parts of the aircraft. The museum restoration crew have been hard at work with support from the 436th and 512th Airlift wing sheet metal experts. In May, the museum will host a visit for members of the TAC Tanker Association that flew and maintained the museum KB-50J aircraft back in the day.  The museum team is honored to be able to restore this aircraft and host the TAC Tanker reunion visit in May.


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I have visited at least 2 dozen times just coming from N. Wilmington. The volunteers are very nice and engaging and I love talking with them.

You’re on my list for our 2024 trip down the East Coast. Looking forward to it.