Investigation Team: Dave Miller, Tyler Kaltenbach
Investigation Date: February 27 & March 10, 2020
Several World War II and Vietnam airplanes and the POW Exhibit at Wright Patterson Museum are claimed to be haunted. Tyler & I visited the most famous one. The B-29 “Bockscar” Superfortress was piloted by Fred Bock and dropped the 10,000-pound atomic bomb named “Fat Boy” on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, helping to end the war. Nagasaki had over 80,000 deaths out of a population of 240,000. Visitors have claimed to see a pilot in the cockpit. Janitors & security guards at night claim to have seen a small Japanese boy running around the plane or hiding under the plane.
We read the history on each plane, took photos and thought about the men and missions of each plane. We both have WWII connections as Tyler’s father flew 19 missions on a B24 bomber with the 458th bomber group in Europe and my dad flew a Corsair off of the small aircraft carrier “USS Cowpens” in the Pacific. We could not get inside either plane to conduct an investigation nor obtain night access when much activity take place. Are these urban legends or due to the trauma and death of war, are spirits still tied to the planes?