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WWII Aviation Archeology


New member
Jul 19, 2005
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I found this link off of the Abandoned Airfield thread for this website where they catalogue and try to perserve old military crash sites in the US.

Apparently, I have several on the mountain in my backyard and dozens surrounding the old AF bases where I live. It never occured to me that there would be wreckage from that long ago still intact, and that someone would actually hunt it down.



The Ultimate Show Stopper
Jan 24, 2004
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Thanks for sharing the link! I've always been fascinated by that kind of stuff.

Has anyone here hiked up (or flown over) Humprhey's Peak north of Flagstaff, AZ and seen the wreckage from the B-24 (or 25?) that flew into the side of the mountain during WWII while on a training mission?


Down with Chemtrails!
Jan 20, 2002
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There is a B-24 on top of a mountain near my house here in NM.

I read some of those websites, its amazing what some of them have found.

At once crash site that had supposedly been thoroughly gone thru after the crash, a guy found the pilots ring and gave it to the family.

At an A-12 crash site report that contained intentional erroneous location info, some people finally found the site, and found where the pilot came down after an unsuccessful ejection. Pilots sunglasses were found there, probably had been in his pocket.