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Shang
03-26-2010, 10:36 AM
By TERRENCE PETTY, Associated Press Writer Terrence Petty, Associated Press Writer Thu Mar 25, 10:12 pm ET [posted on Yahoo News this morning]
PORTLAND, Ore. Loggers working near the Oregon coast discovered the wreckage of a World War II-era warplane in woods not far from a naval air station decommissioned in 1948, military and police officials said Thursday.
Investigators said human remains may be in the aircraft.
The origins of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, a U.S. Navy dive bomber, are a mystery. The crash site is not far from two naval air stations that were active during World War II.
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paul oman
03-26-2010, 10:39 AM
so that's where I parked it....

Nicholas Scheuer
03-26-2010, 10:50 AM
I read long ago that the USN really wanted to get those Helldivers into service, but had to wait awhile longer because the first ones kept breaking their tailwheel on carrier landings.

The in recent years I met Captain Chuck Downey who flew both the Helldiver and the earlier Douglass SBD Dauntless. He thought the SBD a much nicer plane to fly.

Moby Nick