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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 9:05 pm 
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Well Folks,

I guess I can let the cat ot of the bag sort of. It appears that Swamp Ghost has been sold to an American Collector(Yes A Well Know one).

Not sure the time period for the recovery or who is actually doing the recovery but I can say it will end up Southern Calf.

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Not to be the pesimist Rob, but i'll believe it when i see it. I'm all for her being recovered and restored and think she should be. But with the PNG goverment as it is I fear that the deal won't truely done until Swamp Ghost is outside of PNG borders. I wish the recoverers all the best

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Just wondering,

Who actually claimed to have the "ownership" to sell her?

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Assuming this proves accurate, in what shape is the airframe today?


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Wow, thats great news! Lets all keep our fingers crossed until it actually happens. Thanks for the update!


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If it's true, and it comes to pass, that's great news, but what about the Hill Air Force Museum deal? I seem to remember you mentioning that this trumped all other deals in the past Rob. Has this changed, or are you not able to say at present?

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PS: what aircraft type is Swamp Ghost? Thx.


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vlado wrote:
PS: what aircraft type is Swamp Ghost? Thx.


Hello Vlado. Swamp Ghost is a B-17E.
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It a B17E sn#41-2446


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Let me guess the name of the purchaser. Tom Cruise?:)


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this sounds like a bit of wishful thinking to me. is there any hard facts or press releases to back up this statement?? lets not forget how many times this has been heard before. im not trying to diss anybody here but it would be nice to see or hear some facts on this situation. any more info out there????? :roll:


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when i hear it from justin taylan i'll believe it. he's got his ear to the jungle floor like no other.

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Col. Rohr wrote:
It appears that Swamp Ghost has been sold to an American Collector...
What are the collector's plans? A flyer????


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Well Folks,

I first heard about it two weeks ago I gave three different source a call including the person behind the recovery. His Mech. is already there preparing the aircraft for dismantle and shipment.

Has far as I know he plan on rebuilding to a flyer. What Iw as told was there should be some sort of press release coming soon.

as to ownership well lets just say this its taken along time to determine the legal ownership. Remember folks when Charles Darby and david tallechite got permission to recover all the stuff that they did in the 70s they were given permission to recover 125 Airframes including Swamp Ghost and the B-17 that is in Black Cat pass. I've read the paperwork that David has its kind of wow what if stuff like the three 24s that they were given permssion to recover along with alot of Japanese stuff.

Anyway like you guys I'm not holding my breath till I actually see it sitting in the US and even then I'm not going to really believe it till I see all the paperwork.

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It's nice but i don't t6hink i would be willing to die for it.


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