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DaveTrojan

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Let me get this right? You mean a German Plane damaged an American Plane even after we captured it? I guess we just can't keep the opposing planes from trying kill each other. It must be hard wired into them to just go after each other. Thanks for the interesting story.
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... but it will never make up for all the casualties we caused the Luftwaffe by providing them with F-104s!!!
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So I am selling my parent's estate items and in the barn on a farm that they purchased in the 50's there is the pilot's seat from the crash site north of Cambridge City. Is it OK to sell this? What are people's thoughts on this?
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What we (well, many of us) consider "pilfering" a crash site is the removal of artifacts with the INTENTION to sell.  If many here were completely honest, they would admit to keeping a souvenir here and there.  The fact that this seat was removed more as a souvenir than with the intention to sell, I would say it is okay to sell it.  God knows too many souvenirs have ended up tossed out or scrapped.
Some would say "return it to the crash site".  If the site were protected, I might agree, but I doubt the site is protected.  Again, in all honesty, someone here might be interested in buying it.  Glad you saved this artifact rather than tossing it.  Can you post a picture of it here? If nothing else, it will help identify what it is, and what it came from.  Dennis
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Thank you for your response. I am working off my phone and can't seem to upload a picture easily. Is there a trick? I will say that the seat hasn't been touched and we were afraid to clean it until we had more info. It is from a F-84 Thunderjet that crash landed on June 8, 1951. The pilot survived but there were 8 jets that crashed at the same time during this freak accident.
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Trying this to share.

http://s61.photobucket.com/user/lucy769/library/
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I’m very interested in acquiring the seat. How much do you want for it? I may be able to place it in an aviation museum. It is the story that goes with the seat that makes it interesting. I have investigated the story in the past and want to follow up on it
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Here is the link to my original investigation about the F-84s
Mystery of the Jets
https://pacaeropress.websitetoolbox.com/post/mystery-of-the-jets-4613217?highlight=mystery&pid=39853066

DO you know which one of the eight the seat came from?
I was in contact with the widow of the Capt. Jackson, who was one of the pilots involved. 
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