WWII aircraft being moved to Pearl Harbor today

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A legendary World War II aircraft known as the "Swamp Ghost" will be moved to a new home on the roads of Honolulu on Wednesday.

The Boeing B-17 E Flying Fortress is being transported along the H-1 freeway as it makes its way to the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor today.

Officials say the aircraft was first discovered thirty years after it crashed in a Papua New Guinea swamp after a bombing raid in 1942, but it took another thirty years before it was actually dug up and transferred back to the United States.

The museum says it plans to raise five million dollars to help renovate and display the aircraft, which it says is the best preserved example of its kind.

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