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| A visitor from United States posted Sun November 7, 2010:|
A sad photo indeed; I totally agree, someone should make a film about Darryl Greenamyer.....what a guy!
Thank you so much, David Lednicer for posting this photo and story; I remember well when Darryl Greenameyer built this plane, even read a story about how he "obtained" the J-79; it wasn't easy! A few years ago, I saw a Starfighter do a "Demo" at an aiirshow; it got me to thinking about this plane.......wondered what ever happened to it. Now I know......what a shame. One thing really surprises me about the wreckage though; It is very rare indeed, for a plane like a F-104 to come down on it's own, after an ejection, and have ANY recognizable pieces left!
During the first couple of years the Air Force started flying the F-104, they did a tremendous amount of test work at Wright-Patterson AFB in Fairborn, Oh. with them; for a long time, you could see them in the air almost every day. They also lost more than a few to crashes, several very near the base; none had anything near this recognizable........mostly just big smoking holes in the ground! The plane had a very "sinister" reputation for a long time.
| A visitor from United States posted Wed August 25, 2010:|
This picture is a unique picture of a plane with a great story behind it. It is very hard to find pictures of this wreckage and I have been told that it has been scrapped since. There should be a movie made on Darryl Greenamyer and his Red Baron. Great job David Lednicer!