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1 Romantic Heretic  Wed, Dec 12, 2012 4:48:24pm

Sweet. I'll have to see it when they get it refurbished.

As soon as I saw the designation I thought of this bit from The History Channel's Dogfights.

Fast forward to the 23:45 mark.

2 HappyWarrior  Wed, Dec 12, 2012 5:01:02pm

Very cool.

3 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Dec 12, 2012 7:15:47pm

re: #1 Romantic Heretic

Sweet. I'll have to see it when they get it refurbished.

As soon as I saw the designation I thought of this bit from The History Channel's Dogfights.

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Fast forward to the 23:45 mark.

Here is a picture of an earlier F4F Wildcat also recovered from Lake Michigan:

Image: 3838942606_65dfb8c2a8_m.jpg

It can be found in Terminal 3 of O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, and is displayed there to commemorate 'Butch' O'Hare (it was the kind of Wildcat he was flying when he won the Medal of Honor).

4 ckkatz  Wed, Dec 12, 2012 7:31:27pm

Interesting article!

According to "CBSChicago" the pilot survived the crash.
[Link: chicago.cbslocal.com...]

There were a lot of fatal training crashes during WW2. A neighbor and classmate of my mother was killed in one and my former mother-in-law was widowed by another.


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