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    Buried B-25 Tools and Test Equipment

    Does anyone know the law concerning recovering, abandoned B-25 plane tools, and test equipment? Full sets of tools buried, way back when. The 50's, 60's? Several complete sets for each plane. They were cosmolined, and tarped. If I own the property, remove, and sell 'em, does anyone know the implications?

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    Re: Buried B-25 Tools and Test Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by detectit
    Does anyone know the law concerning recovering, abandoned B-25 plane tools, and test equipment? Full sets of tools buried, way back when. The 40's? Several complete sets for each plane. They were coated and tarped. If I own the property, remove, and sell 'em, does anyone know the implications?
    Well, the way I would see it is, If you bought the property and the tools, etc were there, then that would and should make it legally yours. Being they are and were used for B-25's I don't think Uncle Sam is going to want them back being they don't have much less use for B-25's for B-25 tools and test equipment anymore for that fact. Are all the tools buried, in a shed, how do you know they are for B-25's? Are there any manuals as well? Show us some pictures, we like pictures, Give us some more info please?

    If you want to sell them, I am not sure what the worth of the tools would be, but some of the WW 2 plane restorers would most likely be interested in purchasing them from you being that some of them do have B-25's.
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    Why not contact DOD and ask them their disposition on lost/abandoned property? I wouldn't suggest stating you have access to anything in particular just yet. There may an old Army Air Corp or Air Force museum that might like them though.

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I truly appreciate it.

    So selling them shouldn't be a big a problem, legally? They surely can't be classified, or that big of a deal. Private parties/civilians, own them. but also, if they have been abandoned for so long, that will weight on the situation also, surely? Nothing to see, they are underground. A ground scanner could see it. .The fellow/serviceman, that was there when they were buried, KNOWS they are still there. Will a twin box easily hit 10' deep, without any problem? That's how far it is to the top of the stack. Naturally, I cannnot reveal the location, sorry.

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    I wasn't asking about location. I was just inquiring if you found it on your property in a shed or in the ground, etc. I thought maybe you have recovered it already. If they are just tools and test equipment as I had said before Uncle Sam has no use for them. Sometimes the government will keep tools for long periods of time even after the aircraft has long been out of service or decomissioned and no longer used, but usually will get them for scrap metal being they are of "NO USE" to them any more. I can pretty much tell you that if it IS on your property Uncle Sam will not arrest you much less want them back. You can call DOD if you like, but talking with 1 person may direct you to another person and then another, and then another, so on, and so on. They may direct you to call and end up calling 20 different numbers and not really give you the right answers to "WHOM" you would need to talk to. I do know that in some cases the military had buried MANY supplies to get rid of them. I know, Iraq, and Kuwait has MANY buried Humvees and other trucks and equipment from 1991 that cost too much money to ship it back to the states, so they wrote it off as a loss and dug big holes and buried them. I know I seen it.

    I don't know if you live here in the states, but if the location used to be a military base and the tools, etc, and you bought the property and the tools IS buried, then the military most likely wrote it off as a loss to get rid of it.
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    Biggest source for a sales outlet would be the confederate Air force which recently changed their name due to some PC crap. A google search will find them. They used to be headquartered in Harlingen, Texas. siegfried schlagrule
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    Re: Buried B-25 Tools and Test Equipment

    Could have Been a Government cover-up
    of Over spending.
    In which case no records of their Existance may exist.

    "Personal property of the finder"

    Pics when you dig them

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    Re: Buried B-25 Tools and Test Equipment

    The military will destroy or bury equipment it no longer needs, or deems that replacement would be cheaper than transporting.

    Earl

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    Earl is correct. According to what the gentleman told me, they scraped out a long trench, with bulldozer's. He said it is 10' to top of the stack, 10x10x10. When I was working for him, the gentleman told me about it, HE WAS THERE! So speculation is out the window. After asking him to tell me, many times during the course of my work. He finally did! I still have not checked it out yet. This fellow is a smart individual, living a real nice home, in a nice subdivision. He said it was there, without doubt. That he had checked it out, from year to year. I'll have to acquire a TWIN BOX DEEPSEEKER. Can I assume that a mass of metal that big, could be read easliy from 10'? Thanks for the good responses and help!

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    Re: Buried B-25 Tools and Test Equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by detectit
    Earl is correct. According to what the gentleman told me, they scraped out a long trench, with bulldozer's. The top of the stack, he said, is 10' to top of the stack. When I was working for him, the gentleman told about it, HE WAS THERE! So speculation is out the window. After asking him to tell me, many times during the course of my work. He finally did! I still have not checked it out yet. This fellow is a smart individual, living a real nice home, in a nice subdivision. He said it was there, without doubt. That he had checked it out, from year to year. I'll have to acquire a TWIN BOX DEEPSEEKER. Can I assume that a mass of metal that big, could be read easliy from 10'? Thanks for the good responses and help!
    You should be able to hire some form of ground radar, do you know the exact location or a general area I am not sure wether a twin box would work as i have never used one but i would imagaine that with that amount of metal in the ground i would imagaine that it would give some sort of signal from what i have read. Please keep this post running as i would love to see this through till the find and pics.

    Cheers Sasnz

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    It is 10', from ground, to the top of the huge stack. MAybe 10x10x10. Does ANYONE know if a Garrett or Fisher twinbox, would have a problem signaling with a huge mass of tools? The ad's show that they will fo 20 feet for big objects. If the KELLYCOCHIC, or anyone, from Kelleyco sees this, would ya mind givin' your opinion? Thanks, in advance! Detectit

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    Re: Buried B-25 Tools and Test Equipment

    I assume that the tools were not buried because of radioactive contamination.

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    Re: Buried B-25 Tools and Test Equipment

    Some of the local old TH'er Gurus (Wis & Il.) hit a farm in Brookfield, Wi. The two sisters living there were selling the farm, they remembered dad having them sort coins back in the 60's and making comments that he would bury them were no one would find them. So they asked these guys to look for them. I know they found 1,000 lbs of silver coins there, I believe they were buried in 5 milk cans 8 feet deep. Talking to one he told me one of the 2 box units found the cache. Gotta think they were using a Fisher. (Fisher dealership involved)

    The story was also in W&ET around that time, maybe ten years ago. The silver went to the sisters, the guys did it free, to their credit.

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    Re: Buried B-25 Tools and Test Equipment

    the Whole Country was Mapped from the air several times
    from the 30's up

    See if you can find Arials of the area.
    from the 40's
    Maybe you can get lucky & see the
    Disturbed spot.

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    Jeff of PA, THANKS!, That is an excellent venue to try! It will prove it was buried there for sure. Have any good site to access. Google Earth the best?

 

 
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