Merriam Press Aviation History Series First Edition 2014Aircraft wreck hunting better known as “Wreckchasing” among its thousands of new enthusiasts is a budding hobby throughout the entire United States and many European countries today. There has always been a strong interest in aviation but the intrigue with old historical aircraft is bringing that interest to the deserts and mountains in searc...
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (March 8, 2014)
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David McCurry's second installment in his "Aircraft Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest" is an outstanding follow-up to volume one (Merriam Press, 2013). Buyers should know that like volume one, this installment only covers military wrecks. The all-milit...
mains of rare old aircraft that are seldom seen anymore. Some efforts have been made in the past to recover and restore some of these rare old aircraft wrecks for museums and back to flying status, but new efforts are being made to declare these as historical artifacts and preserve the remains on site.This second volume reports the findings of aviation wreckologists to examine the crash sites of military and civilian aircraft in the Pacific Northwest. There are 36 chapters, each covering an aircraft crash, the search and rescue efforts of each, what happened to the pilots and crews, and present day examination of the sites and remains of the aircraft.ContentsHudson Bomber Lost In Heavy Snow Storm Hits Mountain RidgeThe January, 1941 B-18 Crash on Rockies PeakSpinning Lockheed P-38 Fighter Plane Impacts the Desert Floor near Christmas Valley“Lady of the Lake” Douglas B-23 Loon Lake, IdahoThe Missing Crew of PV-1 Ventura 49459Pre-War B-18 Crash on Mt. ConstanceA Twin Tragedy in the Olympic MountainsFlight below Minimum Safe Altitude Dooms Grumman A-6 Intruder near Christmas ValleyFlight of Decommissioned B-24s Meets Tragedy near RyderwoodAir Traffic Control Error Descends Air Force C-141 into Mt. ConstanceEfforts to Clear Mountain Ridge at Night Ends the Lives of Eleven B-24 Liberator Crewmembers on Pueblo Mountains SummitDesert War RelicsHigh Winds Drift U.S. Marines R5C Commando into the Face of Mt. Rainier’s South Tahoma GlacierP4Y-2 59937 Lost In Mysterious Cascade Mountain AccidentCatastrophic Engine Failure Leads to P-39 Airacobra Crash near EphrataSearch Attack Mission for a Shark-Tailed B-17B 17 December 1941Martin B-26 on Instrument Flight Hits Oregon’s Mt. HoodExcavating the “Brown Lady,” a Distressed B-17FAn Act of God: B-25D 41-29836 May 10, 1943Airacobra Experiences Engine Failure Immediately After Takeoff and CrashesNavigation Error Claims Grumman A-6 Intruder near Steamboat, OregonFlame-Out Causes F-102 Crash near Cloverdale, OregonThe South Mountain P4Y-2 TragedyB-17 Bomber Loses Right Wing after Experiencing Engine FireAvro Lancaster KB995 Found on Oregon’s Iron MountainThe Forgotten Crew of Dauntless 36638A Navy Monument: For a Lost PBY-5AError of Judgment: North Bend’s “Little Known” Avenger AccidentThe Mt. Rainier A-24Radio Range Navigation Error Leads to Crash of B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2559 in Oregon’s Blue MountainsTBF Avenger 06090 Lost In Olympic MountainsNorthwest Airlines Lockheed Electra model 10-A Lost in Mountains near Kellogg, IdahoFormation of P-38 Lightning Fighter Planes Collide with Clouded Mountain Top near Battle Mountain Park, OregonPilot of Starfighter Forced to Eject After Engine Fire WarningFive Seconds to Spare: Pilot Bails Out of P-39 AiracobraTest Flight of P-63 Kingcobra: Results are Structural Failure!Appendix I: Washington State Crash Locator ListAppendix II: Oregon Crash Locator ListAppendix III: Idaho Crash Locator List427 color and 63 B&W photos