May 16, 2019

RESURRECTION: A B-52H Nicknamed “Wise Guy” Becomes The Second To Ever Come Back From The Bone Yard.

When the 5th Bomb Wing sent Wise Guy to the Bone Yard in 2008, it seems that the personnel from the unit may have a nagging feeling in the back of their minds that the bomber might not be done with its service just yet. Someone left a note on a panel inside the plane that reads as follows:

“AMARG, this 60-034, a Cold Warrior that stood sentinel over America from the darkest days of the Cold War to the global fight against terror. Take good care of her… Until we need her again.”

It may be of interest to note that the “60” in Wise Guy’s serial number is the fiscal year in which the Air Force bought her. The very last of the B-52Hs rolled off Boeing’s production line in 1962.

That’s nearly 60 years ago.

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