Has anyone heard about this story? In the early 1990s, Thule AFB in northern Greenland would periodically scan the horizon with their radars. About 200 miles away, their radar would always pick up a "blip". It was not moving, and had been there for years. This puzzled everyone, as it was in the middle of nowhere well within the Arctic circle. Finally, a C-130 went out to check it out. Then they saw what it was. Well well well. There sat a a lone B-29 bomber with its landing gears down on the frozen tundra. It was about 90% intact. Apparently, it was forced to land there after mechanical failure in the late 40s while on a secret mission. But nobody bothered to destroy it, as they figured it was too far out of the way. Its nose art said "Kee Bird". Then in 1993-4, a group of vintage aircraft specialists flew out in an attempt to restore the B-29. They brought in 4 fully refurbished engines, and set up shop to get the Kee Bird out of there. Because the winter came in and were not quite ready, they had to put it off until the following spring. Their first efforts even took the life of a key engineer, as he collapsed from exhaustion! When they returned, they finally got it prepared to go. All four engines ran very smoothly, and a newly-installed GPS was set to fly back to Thule AFB. Then, the fully restored ultra-rare B-29 began to taxi for takeoff. Seconds before they would give full throttle, and fire broke out and swept through the plane. It was completely destroyed!!! What a horrible loss after coming so close. If you do a search on the net, there is all kinds of facts about the Kee Bird story. NOVA did a documentary on this and I saw it a while ago. I was shocked. Has anyone ever heard of this?