Glen Speith, Lakewood historian and military aviation enthusiast has been involved for years recovering a B-17 that has been sitting in a swamp in Papua, New Guinea since WW2. Speith got involved in the search and recovery when he started looking for the plane which was flown by a wingman of his father. The airplane is currently on a ship on the way to Los Angeles and is expected to arrive there in mid April. It will then be trucked to Tucson, AZ to the Pima Air Museum.
Speith operates a private museum on Steilacoom Boulevard just east of Bridgeport Way. The link is to a story in the Philadelphia (PA) Daily News, hometown of the individual who is primarily responsible for recovering the airplane. Speith sits on the board of directors of Lakewood Historical Society. For additional background on the story, check out this Philly.com story.