Missing Plane Found in Jungle 68 Years Later

swamp ghost

Captained by Fred Eaton, the plane was a four-engine bomber used by the United States Air Force.

It was known as the “Swamp Ghost,” a B-17E Flying Fortress, and it was left in the Agaimbo swamp, located in one of the most inaccessible regions of Papua New Guinea during World War II. The area is infested mosquitoes and huge crocodiles. In other words, a malaria hotbed! And the vegetation is never ending, as is the intense heat!

With this in mind, is it any wonder it took so long to find this military treasure? In all honesty, it was left in pretty much the last place on earth you would expect to find such a bomber. However, the Australian AF did just that back in 1972.

After the break, go to the next page and read up on this impressive find and what makes it still so intriguing today. 

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