Friday, April 21, 2017

crashing into a burial site and memorial for aviators... that's ironic. It's happened at this Burbank memorial more than once. 1940, and 1969

"Built in 1924 as the entrance to Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, the 75-foot Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation is a Spanish/Mission Revival style monument and burial site for 13 pioneers of aviation.

It was dedicated in 1953 as a final resting place for pilots, mechanics and other pioneers of flight."

Here, "Spectators gather around the wreckage of a Navajo-Piper aircraft scattered at the base of the Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation in Burbank. The twin-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Hollywood-Burbank Airport. Photograph dated July 21, 1969."

the shuttles Columbia and Challenger are represented by this model shuttle.

The cremated remains of the co-founder of Lockheed are in it, as are the 2nd female licensed pilot, and plaques commemorating important aviation events.

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