Fellow P-38 lovers
The P-38 Glacier Girl, which was part of the "Lost Squadron" of 8 P-38Fs, that crash landed on the ice cap in Greeland in 1942, will attempt to complete it's aborted mission this month (June 2007). The last living pilot (Retired Colonel Brad McManus) of the "Lost Squadron" will fly as a passenger in a P-51 for the first 100 miles of the trip, escorting Glacier Girl on her way. Glacier Girl was found under 268 feet of ice on the ice cap in Greeland in 1992. The P-38 was recovered from the ice and restored back to flying status. Glacier Girl made it's first post WWII flight on October 26, 2002. Glacier Girl will fly the following route to complete the aborted 1942 mission:
June 22: Teterboro, N.J. to Preesque Isle, Maine.
June 23: Presque Isle to Goose Bay, Canada.
June 24: Goose Bay for maintenance, then return to Probisher Bay, Canada, and on to Sonde Stomfjord, Greenland.
June 25-26: Sondre Stromfjord for maintenance.
June 27: Sondre Stromfjord to Kulsuk, Greenland, near Glacier Girl landing spot, then to Reykjavik, Iceland.
June 28: Reykjavik for maintenance.
June 29: Reykjavik to Stornoway, Scotland, then to Duxford, England, site of the Flying Ledgends Air Show at the Imperial War Museum, July 7 and 8, 2007.
Keep the shinny side up and the dirty side down!
Ret SMSgt Cliff Lord - C-130 Flight Engineer