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Beitragvon Kuno » 4/11/2007, 08:14

What Alaghrab says about removed parts is correct. The "early visitors" had taken a lot for testing of the material after it was exposed to desert conditions for 16 years. Such can bee seen even today as for example at one tire a recatngular piece of rubber is cutted out. Another such example is that they had "opened" a wing at several locations by using an axe - to get an easy access to the wireropes.
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Beitragvon DAKKER » 4/11/2007, 09:21

Somehow the subject is comparable with the ancient statues etc. which were removed from their original place and brought / sold to rich collectors or to the museums of the former "colonial powers". Maybe they would have been lost, if they would have been kept in the country of origin. But now the situation has changed - and everybody is reluctand to give this treasures back...

There is no reason, why LBG should be brought overseas at all.
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Beitragvon AlAghrab » 5/11/2007, 00:21

It's an interesting dilemma - The LBG is a historic artifact of similar international interest as perhaps the RMS Titanic - but from all accounts apart from a few interested parties, most average Libyans would not know or care much about it at all - other than for its potental scrap value - even though it is now very much part of their history and was directly involved in liberating their country from fascist rule...
The LY authorities should be capitalizing on it (and other similar relics) - suitably promoted , properly displayed and preserved would Im sure attract many visitors - which would only benefit the local LY economy in the long term.. but I guess finding the funding would be an issue - the good colonel probably has too many other projects ;)
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Beitragvon Kuno » 5/11/2007, 08:23

The things have started to change in LY seriously. After more or less ignoring the old buildings in mainly TIP and BEN, the gouvernment has taken now big steps in renovating them.... for example the cathedral in Benghazi.
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Beitragvon silvanomarti » 5/11/2007, 13:44

Hi
I'm aggred with ARK (guest) about leaving LBG wrecks in Libya in a possible future museum, why not?.
The LBG actual conditions are very bad. It should be possible only if the wrecks moving should be done by expert technicians.
By my experience is impossible to fit LBG in airwhorty conditions also if there be much money to disposal but only in displaing for example in "Diorama displaing".,
Excuse me: another thread!
Kuno have you a actual work in progress pct of Bengasi cathedral for sharing.
Cheers. Silvano
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Beitragvon Kuno » 5/11/2007, 15:37

Thanks for your opinion Silvano; it is also the mine. For the cathedral; the works have only begun - means the scaffolding is partially erected...
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Beitragvon mbberlin » 5/11/2007, 18:23

silvanomarti hat geschrieben: in a possible future museum, why not?.


What means possible? And what means future? 10 years, 20 or 50 years?

And what is the condition of this plane in this "possible future"?
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Beitragvon Kuno » 5/11/2007, 19:44

1-3 years.
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Beitragvon Kuno » 5/11/2007, 19:45

I am not aware that the USAAF or even the -still existing?- unit the plane belonged to did any approach to install it in a museum. But this does not mean, that there was nothing - only I do not know about ;-)
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Beitragvon mbberlin » 5/11/2007, 19:49

"The 514th* was assigned to the 376th Bombardment Group 1942-45 and 1951-52. The 376th Bomb Group(composed of the 512th, 513th and 514th Bomb Squadrons) was stationed at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana c. 1 October 1951 - 16 June 1952, commanded by Col. Cecil E. Combs and (May-June 1952) Col Frederick J Sutterlin. The group was assigned to Strategic Air Command and was equipped with B-29s; it was de-activated on 16 June 1952."

*514th Bomber Group
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Beitragvon DAKKER » 5/11/2007, 19:51

But there is still a small museum in USA about the Lady be Good and isn't there even some kind of assoziation for the 376th Bomber Group?
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Beitragvon mbberlin » 6/11/2007, 06:17

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Beitragvon Kuno » 6/11/2007, 07:09

Have written to the first link. The second's one "contact" does not work :-(
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Beitragvon DAKKER » 11/11/2007, 09:24

About 300 times since the question has been asked, this thread has been visited by forum members and others. But not many comments.
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Beitragvon Kuno » 11/11/2007, 12:54

No comments as wel from the US-Websites dedicated to the LBG (have sent them emails)....
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