|The Kee Bird, a photo reconnaissance
B-29, crash landed on a frozen, shallow lake in February, 1947 in Northwest
Greenland. All of the crew were rescued.
The recess of the Kee Bird was featured
in the 1995 PBS Nova TV special, "B-29 Frozen in Time".
If the Kee Bird could be recovered from
this Arctic wilderness, it would be a unique treasure of aviation
history, probably worth a great deal
of money. Darryl Greenamyer, a former test pilot, has been working on a
bold plan to rescue the B-29 and fly it back home. Darryl has flown higher
and faster than most other living pilots. He had once been a test pilot
on the U-2 spy plane and its replacement, the SR-71 Blackbird. In the seventies,
he built his own Starfighter jet from spare parts to gain a low altitude
speed record, which he still holds. An accomplished pilot and engineer
used to taking risks, if anyone could pull this off, it was Darryl.