Kee Bird (45-21768)


Serial #:
45-21768 c/n 13662
B-29 BW Boeing-Wichita
Current Location:
North West Greenland (In a lake)
Civil Registration:

Modified as an F-13.

Became lost on a recon mission after taking off from Ladd AFB, Alaska in 1947.

Ran low on fuel and belly landed on a frozen lake in North West Greenland.

Abandoned after being almost completely destroyed during a failed recovery attempt in May 1995.

Wings, tail, engines, and props are still intact. Wreckage is visible in shallow water. note: (wings & tail only)


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  • This is what I want to know.

    3 messages
    • one of the flight control mechanisms caught fire in the tail when they were about to take off, thus destroying it.
    • No, not a "flight control mechanism". It was the temporary Auxiliary Power Unit that fell from the attachment braking a fuel hose wh...

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