The Swamp Ghost

B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2446 (aka "Swamp Ghost") has been a continual source of fascination and news since it force landed on February 23, 1942 until the present day. Latest news covers news of its controversial salvage which ignited a flurry of news and public response. Past news is an archive of other news stories. 1942 Reports contains to wartime articles and sources lists published materials related to the bomber.
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Quick Summary
B-17E 41-2446 (aka "Swamp Ghost") was salvaged from the Agiambo swamp and transported to Lae where it was impounded by the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government. During July-September 2007, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Public Accounts Committee (PAC) inquiry concluded the salvage was illegal.

On January 26, 2010, this B-17 was exported aboard the Pacific Pathfinder to Long Beach, CA, USA. Today, B-17E 41-2446 (aka "Swamp Ghost") is currently on display outdoors at the Pacific Aviation Museum (PAM) on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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

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