Video of Diving B-29 in Lake Mead

Diving the B-29 in Lake Mead is no longer allowed (diving last stopped in January 2018), but it had been allowed in the past. In case you’re wondering how a B-29 wound up in Lake Mead, here’s the story: The link includes a YouTube video that can also be seen at (it’s a hair over 10 minutes long). You can also read more about the story on Wikipedia.

For those wanting to see a B-29, there are two flying B-29’s, Fifi (link includes a schedule of where Fifi will be touring) and Doc (has an Events tab where you can see Doc’s schedule), and a number of static displays:

Of the 3,970 built, 26 survive in complete form today, 24 of which reside in the United States, and two of which are airworthy.

Here are the location of known wrecked B-29s: (the Lake Mead wreck entry needs updating as dives are no longer allowed to it).

Historic meeting of Fifi and Doc:





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