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P-38 Lightning Found In Wales  
User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 16
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10685 times:
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Sixty-five years after it ran out of gas and crash-landed on a beach in Wales, an American P-38 fighter plane has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried — a World War II relic long forgotten by the U.S. government and unknown to the British public.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,311724,00.html

Corey


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User currently offlineN74JW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10509 times:

I don't think that one will be another 'Glacier Girl'...

User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1438 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 10434 times:

At least it is intact just for the historical context of it, sitting of the shore of Wales since 43 I will not be supprised if it just starts to crumble exposed to all that cold salt water.


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User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 10376 times:

Pretty cool story! ...I sure would like to see that.

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 10328 times:

Seeing this story reminds of "Glacier Girl" and her traveling sisters. Anyone with deep pockets, and desiring a P-38 knows there are 3 other P-38s (and 2 B-17s) still buried in the area where Glacier Girl was discovered. Even after all these years after WWII, it never ceases to amaze what wrecks are still out there waiting to be found.
Hopefully the Wales P-38 will be dug-out, given alot of TLC and put in a museum.
Regards.



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User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10249 times:



Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 4):
Hopefully the Wales P-38 will be dug-out, given alot of TLC and put in a museum.

""Hopefully it will fly"" ...My understanding is that these days some restoration teams are virtually rebuilding WWII fighters from their data plates. And they have especially high value if they have flown combat missions as this one apparently has.


User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9804 times:

Photo of the P38 ...now referred to as "Maid of Harlech" semi submerged on a Welsh beach is on :-
http://www.tighar.org/Projects/P38/welshphoto.htm


User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9800 times:

Just a wee bit corroded...a Glacier Girl she is not.


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User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7320 times:

Anyone heard if they retrieved this P38 yet ???

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7183 times:



Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 5):
Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 4):
Hopefully the Wales P-38 will be dug-out, given alot of TLC and put in a museum.

""Hopefully it will fly"" ...My understanding is that these days some restoration teams are virtually rebuilding WWII fighters from their data plates. And they have especially high value if they have flown combat missions as this one apparently has.

from the one picture I have scene of the P-38 half buried in the sand and salt water, it is unlikely she will ever fly again. She will be very corroded once she is removed from the salt water. She may have to sit submerged in a tank of fresh water for years just to leash the salt out of the metal parts.


User currently offlineTaxPilot From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 97 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 7159 times:



Quoting N74JW (Reply 1):
don't think that one will be another 'Glacier Girl'...

I saw Glacier Girl yesterday at the Mather (Sacramento) Air show. She flew a beautiful demonstration flight.


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