B-29 Wrecks

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  1. B29WereWolf

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    After watching "Frozen In Time" again last night, wanting to know if there are any B-29 wrecks in the world that are intact, besides the one in Lake Mead?
     
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    I seem to recall that Somewhere like China Lake or Nevada nuke test sites etc, there were three B-29 parked in desert and left there because they were covered in radioactive fall out. I suspect one could by now attempt to clean them since many of redionuclides would have short half lives.

    Hiroshima has barely detectable radiation from WW2 now.
     
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    The three at China Lake were targets. The CAF went through the three to grab the best pieces to make "FiFi".
     
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    Wow, never knew that!
     
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    They pulled another from China Lake after Fifi. I beleive it is in Wichita being restored by Boeing retiree's. The nose art was "Doc" of the seven dwarves.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I thought that there were some wrecks in the Marianas area?
     
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