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Aristonicus Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2020 4:08 a.m. PST

AirCorps Aviation of Bemidji, Minnesota has just announced that they have acquired a massive trove of original manufacturing drawings for North American Aviation (NAA) covering types such as the P-51, T-6, B-25 and P-82. This is a remarkable development, and all due to a lone engineer at NAA named Ken Jungeberg who had the foresight to save these drawings when they were days away from destruction at North American's plant in Columbus, Ohio during the late 1980s. But before we discuss this find, it is perhaps first worth reflecting upon what it represents…


Fitzovich14 Mar 2020 4:48 a.m. PST


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2020 8:29 a.m. PST

As an archivist and historian I am always happy to see our historical heritage being saved from the "barbarians" who have no sense of history. Thanks for bringing this to our attantion.


Legion 414 Mar 2020 9:35 a.m. PST

thumbs up We have to remember our history and have it available for future generations. This is so often said by some, yet like most history it falls on apathetic ears …

Ryan T Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2020 10:38 a.m. PST

I've had the pleasure of doing some work with AirCorps Aviation and they are a company that are committed to doing things right. The library of documentation they have collected is a credit to their foresight and dedication to saving the past.

emckinney14 Mar 2020 6:59 p.m. PST

The Navy destroyed a vast archive of documents on first decade plus of jet aviation a few years ago …

At least they could have let Google scan everything.

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