Lockheed P38-F "Glacier Girl" and Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

Air Force Heritage Flight The P38-F "Glacier Girl" spent 50 years under Northern Pole ice. On July 15, 1942, it's entire squadron (6 P-38s and 2 B-17s), which was making a ferry flight from Presque Isle Air Base,ME to the U.K (within the framework of Operation Bolero), had to crash land on a remote ice cap in Greenland due to severe weather. Crews were all rescued and in 1992, a team of enthusiasts went back to the crash site where the planes had been buried under 25 stories of ice and drifted over a mile from their original location. The recovery process took about one year and the restoration process leading to a first flight, almost 19 years ! 80% of the parts are original. "Glacier Girl" is here with an A-10, making the Heritage Flight over Ohskosh Airventure 2012. sn#41-7630

Lockheed P38-F "Glacier Girl" and Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II