Apparently the "P38 Glacier Girl" will try for the second time in 65 years to fly to Great Britain in late June 2007. ...Should be a terrific adventure for the guy who gets to fly it. ...If the owner should read this "PICK ME" I'm free at the end of June and I could do it know problem. Anyway I imagine Glacier Girl will fly the route via Goose Bay, Narsarsuaq and Reykjavik. It seems likely that the owner will prefer that the P38 should not land at Kulusuk (very close to the sight of the crash landing) which although long enough, is a rolled gravel and dirt runway where the pristine P38 would be likely to suffer stone chip damage. Well I will certainly be looking out for an aircraft to deliver across the North Atlantic in late June in the hope that I might see "Glacier Girl" enroute.
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Quote below is from:- www.thelostsquadron.com
Early morning on July 15, 1942, two squadrons of Lockheed P-38s escorting a Boeing B-17, were airborne on their way to Iceland. Hampered by bad weather and low on fuel, they were forced to land on the eastern coast of Greenland. After several days the pilots were rescued and planes were left to be recovered at a later date.
In the spring of 1992, a group of 40 people led by Middlesboro entrepreneur Roy Shoffner returned to Greenland and burrowed through 268 feet of ice to reach one of the Lockheed P-38s and brought it up piece by piece to the surface.
A decade later, on October 26th, 2002, after thousands of hours of work the P-38 they recovered, now dubbed "The Glacier Girl," took flight again.