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

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.
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. Submitted photo

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.