My Gal Sal Magnet

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"My Gal Sal" Magnet

This colorful magnet features the pride and glory of The National World War II Museum's Freedom Pavilion, "My Gal Sal".

“My Gal Sal” was one of the first of thousands of B-17s to fly the treacherous northern air route from the United States to England. On 27 June 1942, horrendous weather conditions forced this early “E” model B-17 to make an emergency landing on a Greenland ice cap. The entire crew survived the 10-day ordeal by getting the aircraft’s radio into operation again and transmitting an SOS, which resulted in their rescue. The plane remained on the ice for more than fifty years before being recovered and restored.

•Measures 3½" x 2½"