THIS WELL PRESERVED Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was originally bound for the UK under the terms of a lend-lease agreement before being assigned to operate in Papua New Guinea.
In 1943, under the command of 1st Lt. Raymond S. Dau of Arlington, Virginia, the bomber took off from Port Moresby to attack a Japanese convoy off Lae.
But anti-aircraft fire crippled the B-17, forcing the pilot to crash land near Black Cat Pass
The crew survived, but radio operator Robert Albright later died from his wounds.
The abandoned aircraft remains intact and has become a popular tourist attraction in the area, gaining the nickname the Grey Ghost.
Source: Urban Ghosts Media. Photo: Alf Gillman