Wreck of the B-17E "Swamp Ghost"

Wreck of the B-17E "Swamp Ghost"


Popondetta, Papua New Guinea (PG)
First posted by [url=http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/722849/an/0/page/11/gonew/1#UNREAD]PacificWrecks[/url] on the GE Forums.

Flying over 2,200 miles unescorted, this bomber participated in America's first mission in New Guinea. Over Rabaul, the crew elected to go around for second run after a malfunction. Intercepted by fighters, it force landed in a swamp in northern New Guinea. Swamp Ghost is the nickname this bomber has come to be known around the world.
First posted by [url=http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/722849/an/0/page/11/gonew/1#UNREAD]PacificWrecks[/url] on the GE Forums.

Flying over 2,200 miles unescorted, this bomber participated in America's first mission in New Guinea. Over Rabaul, the crew elected to go around for second run after a malfunction. Intercepted by fighters, it force landed in a swamp in northern New Guinea. Swamp Ghost is the nickname this bomber has come to be known around the world.
View in Google Earth Airplanes - Military - Parked - Bombers, Airplanes - Wreckage
Links: www.theswampghost.com
By: kjfitz

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