"Holy Grail" of aircraft found of San Diego
Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:09 PM
Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:14 PM
All Confederate property belongs to the US government. It doesn't matter where it is.
How would it be US Navy property if it was a Confederate ship?
Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:30 PM
I recall a story concerning the bell from the CSS Alabama. It's been a while, so the details are fuzzy, but the gist is this: since the Alabama is sunk off Cherbourg which is a French submarine base, the French won't let anyone dive on it. They do use it to train their divers however. One brought up the ship's bell, it ended up in the hands of an American collector. He offered to trade it to the Navy for some more common items they had (in the Naval Academy Museum I believe). The Navy dickered, counteroffered with some lowball items. Collector said no thanks, I'll keep the bell. Navy swoops in, says it's theirs, takes the bell anyway. This was quite a while ago. I did recently see the guns off the Alabama at the Hunley museum in Charleston, don't know what's going on with the Alabama now.
Here is a site with an update abut the bell. Appears the one the collector had was a fake and the real bell was found by French and US Navy divers
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 09 June 2011 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:54 PM
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:26 PM
i also had the luck to see Glacier Girl at the Planes of Fame Air Show in Chino. i guess both services have the same chip in their shoulder about salvaging of planes. also at Chino they are restoring an ME109 fighter :w00t: i cant wait to see that fly at onr of the airshows and displayed at the musuem. are there any Buffalos yet or were they all destroyed? :think:
Regarding the Brewster Buffalo. There's one in the Finnish AF Museum, along with a Fokker D.XXI, Gladiator, Blenheim and such, and I'm fairly certain the USN has one on display - possibly in Florida - that'd been recovered in what was then the USSR. Pretty sure the USN's bird is still in Finnish markings.
Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:45 PM
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