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The US Air Force just brought this B-52 bomber back from the dead

A decommissioned B-52H Stratofortress heavy, long-range bomber nicknamed “Wise Guy” was brought back from the Air Force’s “boneyard” and delivered to an operational unit, the Air Force announced May 14, 2019.

Col. Robert Burgess, the commander of the 307th Operations Group, 307th Bomb Wing, flew the aircraft back to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana on May 14, 2019, The War Zone reported.


The US Air Force just brought this B-52 bomber back from the dead

The art on the side of “Wise Guy.”

(307th Bomb Wing)

The US Air Force just brought this B-52 bomber back from the dead

“Wise Guy” being delivered to the 307th Bomb Wing.

(307th Bomb Wing)

The US Air Force just brought this B-52 bomber back from the dead

“Wise Guy” at Barksdale Air Force Base, May 14, 2019.

(US Air Force/Facebook)

The US Air Force just brought this B-52 bomber back from the dead

“Wise Guy” lands at Barksdale Air Force Base, May 14, 2019.

(US Air Force/Facebook)

“Wise Guy” is the second B-52 to ever return from the “boneyard.” The other, a bomber nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” was brought back and delivered to the 307th Bomb Wing in 2015.

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