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An Interesting Print Of The XB-70 "Valkyrie"

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:10 pm
by Mach3orBust
Hello everyone, I’m not entirely certain were to post this as the XB-70 Valkyrie had USAF (Military) and NASA (Civilian) markings, and we’re discussing a drawing in particular. So if this is in the wrong place, I apologize.

A long story short, I work for an art center in Grand Junction, Co. that offers free art classes to veterans. About a year ago, someone dropped off a matted print of “Dance of the Valkyrie” by Mike Machat and said that anyone who wanted it could have it. I’m a huge XB-70 fan and jumped at the opportunity. But it didn’t take me long to realize that this wasn’t just any print. Under the image is a metal plaque reading...

“D.G. Eggensperger
Expeditor. Flight Simulation”

... Followed by what I believe are the North American Aviation lapel pins for 1, 2, 5, 10, and 15 years of service.

I’ve been digging around on and off but I can’t find anything other than NAA getting absorbed into Rockwell, then into Boeing.

If anyone can provide any more information me, and the art center, would be most appreciative. They gentleman who dropped it off has never shown back up.

[Edited 2015-10-05 11:13:08]

RE: An Interesting Print Of The XB-70 "Valkyrie"

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:46 pm
by bombayduck
Hi
There is a book called "Valkyrie North Americas Mach 3 Super Bomber"(Specialty Press). By Dennis R Jenkins and Tony R Landis, ISBN 9781580071307. In the book there are pictures of the XB-70 with NASA on the tail. I have the book at home, I am working away from home at the moment. I can have a look for you when I get back on Wednesday.

Regards

Steve

RE: An Interesting Print Of The XB-70 "Valkyrie"

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:36 am
by Mach3orBust
I'm actually more interested in the personnel behind it. This is a very large drawing in a nice frame, large piece of glass, and was obviously presented to someone who worked on the plane, complete with his service pins. It just feels strange that it would be given away to a total stranger by a man saying he found it in an attic. I know the man who worked on it has probably long passed on, but I at least want to make certain no one is looking for it.

RE: An Interesting Print Of The XB-70 "Valkyrie"

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:43 am
by oly720man
You may be better off contacting something like

https://www.facebook.com/events/910788762344127

the Northrop Grumman retirement club 50th Reunion, to see if anyone knows anything about DG Eggensperger.

RE: An Interesting Print Of The XB-70 "Valkyrie"

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:32 pm
by Mach3orBust
Hmm, thanks for the idea... The whole acquisition mess is going to make this interesting.

RE: An Interesting Print Of The XB-70 "Valkyrie"

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:51 pm
by Bogac
Sounds interesting... any follow up?