Watch the incredible discovery made by Tallichet and his team
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A restaurant developer finally found the ‘Holy Grail’ of WWII relics searching the jungle for years.
David Tallichet – a restaurant developer and founder of a Polynesian-themed restaurant chain in California – served in the military as he was deployed during World War II as a co-pilot on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
Tallichet, who loves adventures, decided to go to Papua New Guinea to trek through the jungle with his team.
After spending years in the jungle, finally, he found something which left him teary-eyed.
He found the ‘Holy Grail’ of WWII relics which reminded him of 1942 when U.S. Army Air Corps Captains Fred Eaton and Henry Maynard Harlow, who was hired for a secret mission, encountered the Japanese at Rabaul in New Britain.
The pilots were shot down and the aircraft landed in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
Nine people were on board and they had to abandon the plane. The team of 9 people trekked through the jungle for six weeks.
The abandoned aircraft was there in the jungle for decades and it left Tallichet in tears when he found it.
It took Tallichet years to make this incredible discovery but he didn’t give up. Finally, he was able to find the aircraft.
Tallichet and his team managed to move the “swamp ghost” from the jungle.
The video shows how Tallichet and his team discovered the “swamp ghost”. The video has been viewed more than 1million times after it was posted online.
One user wrote: ‘Awesome. I’m fascinated by wartime (and other) planes crashed into jungles, forests, especially when they’re still so intact.’
Another said: ‘Another wonderful recovery. I have the details including the video documentary of the Keebird recovery, too.’
The aircraft is now on display in Hawaii.