The Swamp Ghost

Govt told to find resting place for Swamp Ghost
The National [ April 16, 2007 | Read Article Online ]

THE controversial World War II relic, US warplane Swamp Ghost needs to be restored quickly in order to maintain most of its parts before it rusts away.

Director for the National Museum and Art Gallery Simon Poraituk appealed to the Government last week to quickly decide the final resting place for the warplane.

Mr Poraituk said the entire warplane B-7E Flying Fortress was still intact and was kept under guard, defying recent media speculation and rumours that parts of the plane were being illegally shipped out.
He said the Government must quickly save the old war plane from the sea and wind.

“This old war relic implies important historical significance to the hearts of Papua New Guineans and the people of the United States,” Mr Poraituk said. “It needs urgent maintenance by experts to keep its originality.” The Swamp Ghost has been sitting in the swamps of the Oro province for 64 years.


          B-17E 41-2446 art by Jack Fellows via IHRP

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