Decommissioned more than 10 years U.S. B-52 bomber from the aircraft graveyard “back to life”

A U.S. B-52 bomber, more than 60 years old, has been called back into service after a retirement in 2008, and after repairs and reinforcements, the bomber has been brought back from the dead and will continue to fly combat-ready missions in the future.

A U.S. B-52H bomber nicknamed “Wise Guy” was built in the 1960s, and spent the early years of the Cold War and the War on Terror, and after flying more than 17,000 hours, it was first retired in 2008 and sent to the aircraft graveyard, but in 2016 a U.S. B-52 bomber However, in 2016, a B-52 bomber crashed at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam on May 19, and the U.S. military decided in 2019 to call up the Wise Guy, which had been dormant in the desert for more than 10 years, in preparation for its return to service.

After nearly two years of repair and structural reinforcement, the Wise Guy has now completed its restoration and reported to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. The Wise Guy will continue to perform operational duties and is expected to be able to fly in the sky in a few weeks.