This B-29 Bomber Was Frozen in Time For 47 Years. Then When It Was Resurrected Disaster Struck

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Image: U.S. Air Force
Image: U.S. Air Force

But let’s get back to the B-29 called Kee Bird – the airplane we mentioned at the beginning of our story. This particular plane was built between August and September 1945, and as a result, she never saw action during WWII.

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Image: U.S. Air Force
Image: U.S. Air Force

In fact, Kee Bird was one of the last B-29s to come off the production line at the Boeing factory in Wichita, Kansas. And upon completion, the plane went to Nebraska’s Grand Island Army Airfield, where she languished for a time before she and 18 other Superfortresses were attached to the 46th Reconnaissance Squadron.

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