The last WB-29 at Eielson AFB, Alaska. A ground mishap destroyed this WB-29 and it was decided to dump it in the lake where it remains to his day. It was used to train crews on water escapes.
The “lady” is a KB-29P, the refueling version of the B-29 bomber, Tail No. 44-83905. Her permanent home was Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., but she was on temporary duty at Eielson. She died April 17, 1956, according to records, when she landed on Eielson’s runway and her front landing gear buckled.
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