A group of tourists
trekked to the B-17 'Swamp Ghost' in September 2005, to pay respect to the crew's escape. The
trek began with a huge traditional welcoming in the village
of Karaisa, who helped the B-17's crew to safety.
WELCOMING SING SING
included a mock-tribal war, a parade, welcome song,
speeches and presentation of gifts. To honor the
history, we ate a traditional meal identical to the
one their forefathers served the Americans.
TREK TO THE BOMBER
The group traveled
up the river into the swamp lands, observing exotic
birds and wildlife in this unspoiled ecosystem. Next was the 35 minute walk along
on a 1.78km jungle trail, from the river bank to the bomber. This
walk pays tribute to the same trek that the crew of the
bomber made. Our walk
was along a prepared trail, theirs was not.
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THE SWAMP GHOST
More stunning than ever! Our
guides had painstakingly cleared the surrounding grass
from around the wreck, allowing us to photograph the
bomber like never before!This was the only such visit to the wreck, as it was salvaged eight months later.