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Aero Archeology Ltd
LinkFounder - Alfred Hagen
2207 State Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Click For EnlargementThe organization does not have any publically availible information, museum or office. The address listed is Hagen's residence. This solo company, founded on October 19, 2001 by Alfred Hagen who owns Hagen Construction has no prior experience related to aricraft salvage or restoration.

Hagen has traveled around the world looking at WWII wrecks to salvage, including the United States, Lybia and Papua New Guinea. Hagen has previously worked with David Tallichet / MARC, and submitted a proposal to the PNG Museum to recover B-17E 41-2446 (aka "Swamp Ghost).

Then, last year, someone mailed an old news clipping about the crash to Alfred Hagen. "It struck me as fantastic that, after 60 years, no one bothered to go search for them," Hagen said last week. Hagen is the owner of a construction company and a restaurant in the Philadelphia area. But he is better known as an expert on finding forgotten World War II wrecks.

Hiring Dennis Kane, Hagen self funded a documentary about himself and search for his great uncle's bomber in a television documentary B-25 Down: Hunt For A Hero that aired on History Channel during the middle of 2003.

In October 2004, he funded Robert Greinert to salvage P-47D 42-22687 whose pilot is still listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

In late April / early May 2006 he illegally salvaged B-17E 41-2446 (aka "Swamp Ghost). The wreck became highly controversial and its export was halted at Lae. Hagen and his company were mentioned in the PAC Report on the Swamp Ghost by the PNG Government.

PAC Final Report - References to "Hagen" and "Aero Archeology"

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