Everyone believed he was insane, but restaurant developer David Tallichet recognized something was lacking in the woods. Tallichet was a restaurant pioneer, leaving a legacy based on the culture and tastes of the cuisine he served. However, his find in the woods had nothing to do with his restaurant’s success. He ended up raising spirits from the dead when he walked out into the rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Tallichet’s finding is not only fascinating, but also historically significant.
Tallichet acquired his wealth in the food industry, where he founded a Polynesian-themed restaurant chain in California. His success, however, may be attributed to the discipline he developed while serving in the military. He was a co-pilot of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII. Tallichet was a formidable force in both the skies and the kitchen.
Even though he acquired his money in the restaurant sector, he had a strong interest in flying. He started collecting airplanes with his money, specializing in military aviation reproductions. For example, his aircraft were utilized in the blockbuster motion film «Pearl Harbor.» Tallichet was a wealthy businessman who was constantly on the lookout for new experiences. So he led a party of adventurers to Papua New Guinea, traveling through the deep bush!
No one was prepared for the surprise they uncovered in the midst of the jungle, despite their team’s years of survival training. Tallichet was brought to tears when he watched it. He was promptly returned to 1942. United States Army Air Corps Captains Fred Eaton and Henry Maynard Harlow were engaged on a highly secret and perilous assignment.
The pilots were shot down above Rabaul, New Britain, on their way to their objective, and crashed in Papua New Guinea’s muddy jungles. The plane’s nine passengers had minimal supplies and were in a hazardous area. After they were forced to leave their plane, the crew walked through the jungle for six weeks, fighting both the environment and diseases like malaria and heatstroke.
The abandoned plane languished in the forest for decades until Tallichet and his crew returned to Papua New Guinea to retrieve it. When Tallichet and his colleagues discovered it, they were able to lift the «swamp ghost» from the bush. The video below documents this astonishing finding. The old bomber has been officially taken out of service and is on display in Hawaii right now.