Continuing the Journey: From Port Moresby to Madang

Justin and his team prepare for the next leg of their journey. With bags packed and spirits high, they head to the airport, bound for Madang—a place that brings them one step closer to their ultimate goal. Amidst the hustle and bustle, Justin carefully cradles the model of “Marge,” the replica of Major Richard Ira Bong’s P-38 Lightning that has been his steadfast companion.

Throughout this expedition, Justin’s vigilance in protecting and carrying the model has been unwavering. It’s more than just a symbol; it’s a tribute to Bong’s legacy and the dedication that drives this mission. We like to think that Bong himself would have great respect for Justin’s efforts, recognizing the care and devotion required to safeguard “Marge” halfway around the world.

This journey is about more than finding a lost aircraft; it’s about preserving the memory of a hero and the stories of all who served. 

As they soar above the lush landscapes of Papua New Guinea, Justin and his team carry with them the hopes and gratitude of everyone following their journey. With each mile, they draw closer to reuniting the model with its original counterpart, bridging the past and present. 

Stay tuned as we continue to follow Justin’s journey, honoring the legacy of Major Richard Ira Bong and the enduring spirit of those who fought for freedom.

Justin and box arrive safely at Madang

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