So, do we know that for a fact any of this was real stuff? or pictures form some place else. Was the panel here 'punk'd' or the victims of a practical joke? On some other forums i frequent especially, with old airplanes, this sort of 'find' is floated from time to time with rare airframes and then later turns out to be a hoax after too many people are willing to suspend disbeleif and enthusiastically ponder the exciting aspects of this new 'find' - witness the recent luncay with respect to Spitifres in Burma.
I would hate to see knowledgable people become less participatory but perhaps the regulars here might consider being more circumspect with new members whose first post is for information and value on a find etc. never to be heard from again. I understand the desire to be helpful and so forth but maybe a little more restraint in advice would serve people well and reduce the chacne for hurt feelings etc.
I have been enduring fish stories of regalia since the 1960s and am fairly skeptical of all of them. Of course, a child hood friend of mine told me in the fourth grade in 1962 that he had an X-15 in his basement, but we were not allowed to see it. His father really was at Anzio in early 1944 and made it to the liberation of Dachau, where he secured one of the Hoffmann cigarette Hitler books, which mesmerized me as a wee pike. So, I forgive him for having a phantom space plane in his basement. I also greatly admired his father, who was a great surgeon.
It was about this time that the film about a self styled band leader, Mr. Harold Hill, the Music Man, who was really a con man, was popular in Hollywood. Con men are a part of popular culture in my country, that is snake oil salesmen. I live in a place where there was gold rush, so I grew up rather used to cries of Eureka and such.
If the stalwarts here retreat, as common sense would dictate and the limits of human patience suggest, this site will go tango ultra very fast.
there is a really excellent man in the commonwealth of virginia in the 'states. if the owner cares to p.m. me I will share his contact info.
o the treasures that the Gentle Sex have heaved away and continue to! remarkable and refreshing, though, that the current trove was spared such an inglorious end. stupefying discovery!
"IMO, this guy was taking the piss.." quote, Ben VK
This is poetry, but does it mean that he was trying to trick us?
I am grateful that you are helpful. It rubs off and makes others better, in turn.
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Very Nice Howard, its starting to shape up. Nice to have friends..huh