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`My Gal Sal` arrives at National WWII Museum

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My Gal Sal, a B-17E Flying Fortress from World War II My Gal Sal, a B-17E Flying Fortress from World War II

New Orleans, La. - The National World War II Museum showed off its newest addition.

A B-17E Flying Fortress dubbed "My Gal Sal" arrived in pieces and will be reassembled inside the new U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.

In 1942, "My Gal Sal" was headed to Europe as part of America's initial military build-up, but it had to make an emergency landing in Greenland because of bad weather.

While the crew members were rescued, the B-17E was abandoned. It wasn't until 1995 before the Flying Fortress was recovered from the ice cap.

National WWII Museum President and CEO Gordon Mueller said, "If there was one plane that you had to pick out from, one bomber that you had to pick out from WWII, it would be the B-17. It's the most famous, flew the most missions over Germany and saw action in the Pacific."

The Boeing Center will open to the public in January 2013.

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