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  B-29-95-BW "Kee Bird" Serial Number 45-21768  
USAF

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2014

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing. Constructor Number 13656. Converted to F-13. Nicknamed "Kee Bird".

Mission History
On February 21,1947 force landed onto a frozen lake in Greenland, allegedly after becoming lost return from surveillance flight over the Soviet Union.

Wreckage
Until 1995, this B-29 remained 'in situ' undisturbed.

Recovery
A salvage effort led by Darryl Greenamyer attempted to repair the B-29 and fly it out, ended with the B-29 catching fire and burning on May 21-22, 1995, completely destroying the B-29.

References
NOVA "B-29 Frozen In Time" documents the attempted salvage and destruction.
Note, B-17G-40-BO 42-97068 assigned to the 95th BG, 336th BS was also nicknamed "Key Bird".

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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