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Glacier Girl

Glacier Girl - glacier girl, lightning, fighter plane, c n 222-5757, p-38f-1-lo, 41-7630, lockheed, world war ii
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Glacier Girl is a Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning World War II fighter plane, 41-7630, c/n 222-5757, that was recently restored to operable condition after being buried beneath ice on the remote Greenland Ice Sheet for nearly fifty years.

On 15 July 1942, its squadron was forced to make an emergency landing en route to the British Isles during Operation Bolero and subsequently rescued. Glacier Girl, along with five other P-38 fighters and two B-17 bombers, was eventually buried beneath 270 feet of ice. Fifty years later, in 1992, the plane was brought to the surface after years of excavation and transported to Middlesboro, Kentucky, where it was restored to flying condition. The excavation of Glacier Girl was documented in an episode of The History Channel's "Mega Movers" series, titled "Extreme Aircraft Recovery
Entropy Uploaded by Entropy on . Glacier Girl - Desktop Nexus Aircraft Download free wallpapers and background images: Glacier Girl. Desktop Nexus Aircraft background ID 232153. Photo edit of color enhancement, cropping, and image clairity
Glacier Girl is a Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning World War II fighter plane, 41-7630, c/n 222-5757, that was recently restored to operable condition after being buried beneath ice on the remote Greenland Ice Sheet for nearly fifty years.

On 15 July 1942, its squadron was forced to make an emergency landing en route to the British Isles during Operation Bolero and subsequently rescued. Glacier Girl, along with five other P-38 fighters and two B-17 bombers, was eventually buried beneath 270 feet of ice. Fifty years later, in 1992, the plane was brought to the surface after years of excavation and transported to Middlesboro, Kentucky, where it was restored to flying condition. The excavation of Glacier Girl was documented in an episode of The History Channel's "Mega Movers" series, titled "Extreme Aircraft Recovery
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sucellis
Posted by sucellis on 12/02/09 at 03:57 PM
i saw this plane being rebuilt after it was recovered. i missed the first flight after restoration though. it was about half done when i saw it.
mikemac666
Posted by mikemac666 on 12/02/09 at 01:23 PM
Cant Believe Its The Same AirCraft +&fav
ShamROCKS
Posted by ShamROCKS on 12/02/09 at 01:00 PM
yup
ShamROCKS
Posted by ShamROCKS on 12/02/09 at 12:29 PM
It went like this. A wealthy buisnessman landed in a busy airport somewhere in the US after a short, but thoughtful journey. He got off his Lear Jet and proceeded into the terminal. Once inside he noticed another man admiring the shiny new jet. The other man said to him, "Man, thats the ultimate! What more could a man want!" The first man said, "Yeah, its nice. But you know what I really want?" The other man asked, "Whats that?" He answered, "A P-38 Lightning."
Entropy
Posted by Entropy on 12/02/09 at 12:20 PM
I wonder if it was the guy from Texas who said that?
In 2007 "Glacier Girl" was sold to Lewis Energy Corp. in San Antonio, Texas for about $5,500,000
ShamROCKS
Posted by ShamROCKS on 12/02/09 at 11:49 AM
An astounding ending to an unfathomable dream.
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Uploaded By: Entropy
Date Uploaded: December 02, 2009
Filename: Glacier-Girl.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1080
File Size: 1.16MB
Category: Antique

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