Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Walter Soplata's junkyard of pre-1960's military aircraft, including a B 25

Vought F7U Cutlass, a B-25 Mitchell, a Douglas Skyraider and the artcle mentions a B-36 Peacemaker (big bomber) which would be so enormous it would have to have a field all to itself

from http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2010/11/a-haunting-video-of-an-abandoned-airplane-graveyard.html via http://lostinjersey.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/in-ohio-lies-an-airplane-graveyard/

A new gallery showed up in March 2016: http://www.breedofspeed.org/1/post/2016/03/21-photos-of-northeast-ohios-deserted-plane-sanctuary.html

One of Soplata's most prized warbirds was a B-25 bomber that he recovered from Lunken Airport in Cincinnati called "WILD CARGO." A man from Louisiana had been using the bomber to fly exotic animals from city to city, and was forced to make a belly-landing in the airport when the landing gear became inoperative.

photos of the old planes courtesy of Jayson Shenk,

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