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CDNN :: Divers find B-29 bomber in Lake Mead, Nevada

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B-29 Superfortress Bomber
B-29 "Superfortress" bomber

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (9 Aug 2002) — A team of divers using advanced sonar and high-powered lighting has spotted a World War II-era B-29 bomber long hidden in the waters of Lake Mead.

The Superfortress military plane crashed just over 54 years ago but is largely intact, divers said Friday.

The bomber took off from California on July 21, 1948 on a radiation measurement mission. It crashed into the lake and sank 300 feet to the bottom, though all five crew members were rescued...

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