Swamp Ghost history lesson with Historian Peter Dunn of Australia @ War. Dunn is an expert on the B-17 "Kangaroo Squadron." Filmed in Hangar 79 on Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. More info on Peter Dunn and Australian operations during WWII here: www.OzAtWar.com
“Stolen from the PNG”, PNG, although beautiful, is a corruption ridden poverty stricken country and if it weren’t for this recovery it would lay in that swamp to inevitably rot away or be destroyed by fires or looting just like all the other historic military history the PNG government has smelted down for a few $$$. This aircraft was no graveyard and was not generating money for the PNG government and they only fought the retrieval project to get a pay out into someone’s back pocket (as they have done countless times). This aircrafts recovery has brought an appreciation of what our allied pilots endured to hundreds of thousands of visitors instead of a tiny pay check to a handful of looters that eventually would have found her resting beautifully in place.
FiveCentsPlease (1 month ago)
+Hack Jackdnt I think collector David Tallichet had clear permission to recover the B-17. The "stolen" myth was drummed up by the fellows at Pacific Wrecks who wanted to make money from it staying in PNG. Most of the wrecks left in situ in the South Pacific are going to disappear very soon from vandals and scrap metal collectors, or just finish rotting away.
Kenny Petrov (11 months ago)
It's good to see she's being treated well by you guys
Tararua Music (1 year ago)
I just saw the 60 minutes documentary, this plane was stolen alright, from PNG. You guys need to do the right thing by the land owner
Goat Mang (1 year ago)
stolen from PNG
Robet Wood (1 year ago)
Where can i watch the recovery? iv'e seen the short one but would like to see the full recovery. Thanks in advance.
Gerish Colesc (1 year ago)
I think Jaye Leno got it in His garage?
Allan Styles (2 years ago)
Keep up the great work Peter. Love all your work. Very interesting.
BetterAircraftFabric (2 years ago)
Very Nice, please keep posting those videos! - I hope I can come visit the museum for the 3rd time later this year... Regards from Alaska!