"Wise Guy," shown here in a photo that was posted by the 307th Bomb Wing's Facebook page on May 14, was decommissioned in 2008. Facebook photo via the 307th Bomb Wing.
The Air Force has brought back another B-52 from the boneyard.
Tail No. 60-034, known as “Wise Guy,” touched down at Barksdale AFB, La., on May 14.
The B-52H was decommissioned in 2008, and sent to the 309th Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
The bomber’s paint is faded, but it still has the “Wise Guy” nose art and MT tail flash for Minot AFB, N.D.
Once refurbished and brought to mission-capable status, the B-52 will bring the Air Force’s total Stratofortress fleet to 76.
The Air Force in 2015 also brought back a B-52 from the boneyard, tail number 61-007, after a mishap with another bomber.
Wise Guy comes back about three years after a fire destroyed a B-52 on the flightline at Andersen AFB, Guam.
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