J. Roy Shoffner, who financed restoration of the P-38 “Glacier Girl,” died Sept. 24 just two weeks after his 77th birthday.
Shoffner, an entrepreneur with a passion for aviation, became involved in the final stage of “Glacier Girl’s” recovery from beneath the ice of Greenland in 1992. Following that, he took over responsibility for the restoration process, which brought the salvaged wreck back to pristine condition.
Donations can be sent to The J. Roy Shoffner Memorial Educational Aviation Fund, c/o The Aviation Museum of Kentucky, P.O. Box 4118, Lexington, Ky., 40544.