It doesn't make any real difference here, but the
"Lightning" was a P38. The Japanese called it thr
"fork tailed devil" because of its twin booms. A
remarkable fighter plane, but a bit hard to control.
--- "Paige, Dean" <DPaige@ci.santa-rosa.ca.us> wrote:
> Some years ago PBS (NOVA I think) did a great show
> about the crew that
> excavated that P58 from the ice. Had they only
> waited a few years Global
> Warming would have done the ice removal for them.
> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of FRED E THOMAS
> Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 8:01 AM
> To: Joe Merone; Triumph List
> Subject: Re: [TR] Engine noise B-25
> A few years back some "fly guys" knew about a P58
> "Lockheed Lighting"
> buried in the "ICE" in Greenland from WWll, took
> them a couple of years
> and many millions to remove it from the 80 ft depth
> of ice and then a
> complete nuts and bolts rebuild, plane is worth
> untold $$$$ today, the
> head engineer on the project is a TR 4 race driver
> from Georgia, maybe
> some list members from down that way know more of
> whom and when, than I
> do will fill in the spots left out "FT"
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