NORTH AMERICAN B-25J SANDBAR MITCHELL RECOVERY & RESTORATION
Recovery Day Four

June 26, 2013, disassembling the airframe of Sandbar Mitchell continues. The day’s goal was to remove the remaining parts and assemblies needed to remove the forward and aft sections of the fuselage. The team was also working on a special side project to create a memorial to be left on the sandbar telling the story of Edgar, Herm and the B-25. As the day came to an end, some of Sandbar Mitchell’s parts were removed off the sandbar by riverboat. To view more pictures of days activities please CLICK HERE.


Recovery Day Five

June 27th, 2013, at 2:35pm Alaskan time, exactly 44 years to the day Sandbar Mitchell crashed landed in 1969 the entire recovery team gathered at the site. Patrick conducted a ceremony to dedicate a memorial that was to be left in place honoring Edgar Thorsrud and Herm Gallaher. The remaining time that afternoon was spent removing the remaining small parts off the island via riverboat. To view more pictures of days activities please CLICK HERE.


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