Post details: Glacier Girl To Return To Britain

06/24/07

Glacier Girl To Return To Britain

A fighter plane which took off from the US during WWII is set to finally land in the UK after being buried under a glacier. The BBC is covering the arrival of this lost WWII plane, and I have added in a snippet below:

An American fighter plane will be arriving in Britain from the United States next week - 65 years after taking off.

The P38 Lightning was one of eight aircraft forced to land in Greenland after encountering bad weather while en route to the UK in July 1942.

The planes became buried under 300ft of ice but 15 years ago the remains of one, renamed Glacier Girl, were dug up.

The aircraft is due to take part in an air show at Duxford, near Cambridge.

The plane is expected to land within the next few days to prepare for the Imperial War Museum annual Flying Legends weekend on 7 and 8 July.

It has previously flown at air shows in the United States.

A dedicated recovery team spent months working to retrieve the single P38 when the lost aircraft were re-discovered, immediately christening it Glacier Girl.

Full BBC Article Here

The P38 Lightning is due to fly alongside more than 50 other vintage aircraft, including Spitfires and P51s, and should put on one helluva show! I would love to attend if only to see Glacier Girl with her remarkable story fly!

Enditall

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Comment from: happilyanonymous [Visitor] Email · http://realitybanned.blogspot.com
This is a very neat story.
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Comment from: Admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/pastyme/
happilyanonymous -> Happy to hear you enjoyed this entry .. :)
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