P-51 Mounting on Massillon Road

 Congratulations to Crew Chief; Bob Sours, Ron Duplain, Jim Jackson, Jim Shoop, Dave Pawski, Allen Hess, Dave Hoerig and Wayne Noall for their effort to plan and mount the P-51.


Bob Withee and his plane

Bob Withee was able to watch the entire process.

P-51 mounted

Click HERE or on the picture to see more pictures of the mounting. We mounted Jean Ann II on her pole on Saturday April 12 at 1:00pm. It took about 45 min to complete the activity. The crew still has to add the canopy, the air scoop panels do some touchup to the  and paint the pole before she is finished.

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Work will now begin on the rest of the monument. Limestone, stanchions, chain and a walkway made from pavers donated by the Belden Brick Company.

Special thanks to: Jerry Leeks for transporting the aircraft to the site. Mark & Matt Preusser, Jim Vance from Ohio Bridge Stripper Inc. for providing the crane and operator and Mark Stuckey for his expertise for the pole and the mounting structure.

The Move to the Pole

Move to pole

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Putting the P-51 on the small trailer.

P-51 Flying

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