High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! My Gal Sal was the
nickname of a World War II B-17E- BO Flying Fortress that
crashlanded on the Greenland icecap and was later recovered for
restoration. It is one of only three intact B-17E's in existence.
On 27 June 1942, B-17E, 41-9032 - part of the 342nd Bomb Squadron
of the 97th Bomb Group - was one of 13 B-17s flying the
Labrador-to-Greenland leg of a ferry flight to the United Kingdom
as part of Operation Bolero, the military build-up in Europe. Bad
weather broke up the flight; five B-17s returned to Labrador, while
the remainder continued on to Greenland. Over Greenland three of
the aircraft were forced to land by the weather, including My Gal
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