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ChrisBaird

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Glad they are keeping the coordinates secret:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/feb/26/forest-service-fairchild-uncover-story-behind-jet-/

550323  F-86A 48-292116FIS 142FIG Gieger Field, WA  BOMF 4 Seeley, John E USA WA 65M N Gieger Field, WA 


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interesting story, thanks for posting it.
Calling Dave McCurry, Washington wreck chaser, Your up. time for you to locate this one.  
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I've known about this one for a long time just haven't got up there yet. Been to several other F-86s around the area though. I am currently working on locating a B-17 and P-38. I will have two new stories on local F-86D wrecks that operated out of Larson Air Force Base in my new book. We had one of the worst winters on record so I am looking forward to hunting in southern CA and AZ for a few weeks until the weather straightens out in the Pacific Northwest.

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I initially posted this as a new subject until discovering this post, so I moved it here as a reply. 

Just wanted to share one of the last cool things I was able to do before retiring from the USAF. We basically helped the USFS identify an old F-86 crash site located on their land north of Spokane Washington. 

Here is a link to the article, yep my name isn't mentioned, go figure.

https://www.fairchild.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/854882/f-86-wreckage-rediscovered-60-years-later/

Here is a link to all the images I took that day.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14962636@N02/albums/72157667868947423

Please note that I can't release the exact location, the USFS was very specific that they wanted to protect the site.   All I can say is that it is located in a very remote location in dense forest with no trails, not an easy hike.


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Great photos and article. Did a little search on Seeley. He passed back in the '74. I was not able to locate any children, but did find that he has nephew that is still living.
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Thanks for posting Darin M.
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