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Greenland Aircraft Recovery

While employed at Hamilton Engineering, Gil Lund spent many years working on engineering and field support on the Greenland ice cap. The project was related to the recovery of several WWII airplanes from the Greenland ice cap. The group of 6 P38 twin engine fighters and 2 B17 bombers made an emergency landing on the ice cap while on a ferry flight from the US to England in the summer of 1942. They were subsequently covered with 300 ft of snow and ice. In 1986, a group from Atlanta, Georgia hired Gil to help them locate the airplanes and excavate them from the ice. The project lasted for many years and eventually one B17 and one P38 was recovered. The P38 has currently been restored to flying condition.

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