Visitors to Oahu’s Pearl Harbor can now visit a rare World War II bomber called the Swamp Ghost that was lost for decades, but is now being restored.
The Swamp Ghost, a B-17E bomber, is among the newest acquisitions of the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island just west of the final resting place of the USS Arizona, sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The B17E was returning from a bombing raid in February 1942 and went after an enemy freighter. It was hit in an ensuing dogfight and although it was leaking fuel, it managed to land in a remote swamp on New Guinea.
Restoration is underway in Hangar 79, which guests can visit on a special Swamp Ghost tour.