Last Updated on 7/2/2008 by bidz
By Martin Zimmerman
LOS ANGELES TIMES
June 30, 2008
“MURRIETA – In the world of warbird collecting, Glacier Girl was a rare prize.
The World War II-era P-38 fighter made an emergency landing on a Greenland ice cap in July 1942 while on a flight from Maine to England. The aircraft eventually was buried under a layer of ice and snow more than 200 feet thick.
In 1992, Glacier Girl was excavated and later restored to flying condition – one of a handful of airworthy P-38s known to exist.
After eight months of negotiating, Brown bought Glacier Girl for an undisclosed sum and then sold the P-38 to a Texas oilman for close to $7 million.
…Collecting World War II aircraft has boomed in recent years as wealthy, nostalgic baby boomers seek to own a piece of their parentsâ€™ wartime experience.”