Digging for Buried Luftwaffe Aircraft and Parts in Indiana

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  1. Indiana Luftwaffe

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    The Freeman Field Recovery Team is in the process of locating and recovering aviation artifacts that were buried there during the period 1946-47. Freeman Field is located near Seymour, Indiana and was used to store and evaluate captured Axis aircraft during and after WWII. The team is currently in communication with former base personnel, local eyewitnesses, and historians in order to get a comprehensive picture of where the pits are located and what items were put in them.

    Examples of aircraft that have no record of leaving Freeman Field are a Do-335, He-219, Arado 234, two Me-163's, two Fw-190's, Ju-88, etc....

    Although late in the season, we have located with magnetometers and Ground Penetrating Radar large metal objects. Our plan is to dig within the next two weeks to confirm our find.

    Digital Ranch Studios ("Dogfights"), headed by Rob Kirk has agreed to follow and film the crew in order to produce a documentary of the project.

    More posts to come

    David Gray, Executive Director, Freeman Field Recovery Team

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  2. piet

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    Nice one!8)

    Keep us posted

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  3. Njaco

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    Yes, please keep us posted. This sounds interesting!
     
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    Very cool Dave.
     
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    Great stuff! Please do keep us posted!
     
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    They were buried!! it makes me want to cry
     
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    Can't imagine they were buried whole.

    Intruiging thread. Looking forward to more!
     
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    This is the most intriguing story I have heard so far this year. I'm interested in seeing how this develops; so thanks in advance for some updates. :)
    Derek
     
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    Yes I am very interested in this. Please keep us posted.
     
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    I'm joining all. Nice info.:)
     
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    Great to hear Dave, I wish you all the best of success!

    The US marines training for Guadalcanal in New Zealand buried everything intact when they left, and the local park (the former training base at Mackay's crossing) is still full of Willys MB jeeps and M3 Stuart light tanks, not to mention piles of ammunition... the reason supposedly being to prevent it falling into enemy hands should the Japanese take NZ.
    For whatever reason they would have buried stuff on US soil, I hope it is there, and can be preserved!
     
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    Interesting, keep us posted.
     
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    Looking forward to hearing more on this project. :thumbup:


    Wheels
     
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    Does sound real interesting....
     
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    Hi as an Hhistorical Archaeologist am interested how it went, Cheers Rod
     
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    Wonderful, Dave! God bless your work.
     
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    Very cool indeed! I'm with everybody else. Please keep us updated!
     
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    have shovel, will travel.

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