Because of a recent drought and water levels dropping from over 300 feet to an all time low of 100 feet, divers and researchers have been able to get to the wreck of the B-29 WWII Bomber. One of the most famous planes built by the US military has been found at the bottom of Lake Mead, a B-29 bomber. Preserved for nearly 70 years. The B-29 was the most advanced bomber ever built by the US at the time. It flew higher and farther than any other military plane and it was the same type of bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. This plane was retired from WWII and was used to test guidance systems for early nuclear missiles. While flying over Lake Mead in 1948, the pilots lost depth perception. The plane hit the water at 200 MPH and it lost 3 out of 4 engines and sat upright at the bottom of the lake. The crew survived. It was kept quiet because of the nature of it's mission. Because Lake Mead has no strong currents at all, the plane sits intact and looks exactly like it did when it sank.