In the spirit of making this blog more diverse I recently read an article on a WWII bomber coming back to US from the country of New Guinea. It was one of the top articles I found when trying find anything on WWII. ~Enjoy!
LONG BEACH, CALIF. — A B-17 bomber that lay in a New Guinea swamp for decades after being forced down during a World War II combat mission has been returned to the United States after years of salvage efforts.
The forward fuselage of the so-called “Swamp Ghost” was displayed Friday at the Port of Long Beach in an emotional, patriotic ceremony attended by kin of some of the now-deceased aircrew.
“I know this a happy day for Dick,” said Linda Oliver, the 89-year-old widow of bombardier Richard Oliver, the last living crewman who died in August. She regretted he did not see the warbird’s return……. read more