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tom d. friedman wrote:pop1 i'm waiting too. my curiosity is very provoked by this!!
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:09 pm
My husband's family owned the property adjacent to Hendrick's Field, now Sebring Airport (but not at the time of the crash).
My husband's father worked at Hendrick's Field when the crash occurred.
When clearing the land several years ago, they came across not one, but two different crashed B17 bombers. With the heavy equipment, they dug a hole and buried both of them.
I believe the property the B17 crash site you are showing in the photos is part of the swamp land they sold. There had been a sod farm on that property.
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:51 pm
p51 wrote:I grew up in Tallahassee and there's a lot of mystery behind crash sites there. Some will swear they've walked up to crashed airplanes at specific places, but when you go there you clearly see nothing has ever been down there. Other places there are crash sites, nobody seems to know about them (for example, there's a Corsair upside down in a lake, in horrible condition, in the Northern part of the state that is very poorly documented as it's on private land, hardly anyone knows it exists and the owners wanna keep it that way, I've stood on what was left of the wing of this very airplane). And some have been well documented but not very well known outside of where they are/were (like the P-47 sitting on the bottom of Lake Talquin, I've seen many photos of it when they drained the lake for dam work in the 80s).
I'd doubt any B-17 stories, though. Fighters, I can see being missing all these years.
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:52 pm
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:12 pm
cooper9411 wrote:gary1954, we can talk about what type aircraft we want! So what if we get side tracked, a lot of topics on WIX get side tracked now and then!
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:52 pm
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:57 pm
gary1954 wrote:I wonder where these photos are and if there are any plans to snatch it , or has it already be snatched ? oh wait, we are supposed to be talking B-17s here
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:22 pm
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:39 pm
cooper9411 wrote:p51 you are correct. A lot of the aircraft are well documented and others are not. Here lately been hearing a rumor about a P-39 in northern Florida, around the Keystone Heights area (Crystal Lake)? I don't know if this is true or not I have not been there to check it out and I would think that someone would have taken pictures of it by now! The rumor also says the lake is surrounded by private property and the only way to get to the lake is with permission from a local.
Then theres the rumor of a B-17 that ditched in the eastern end of Lake Erie. It's possible as that is the deepest part of the lake. But once again, just rumors and until there is some type of proof I will be very skeptical.