TT,… That particular shot was an eye catcher for me! It is obviously at one of the 4 identical 1942 WW II wooden hangars I have a space in still, after 79 years of hangar decay and neglect. Sure wish I could use the time machine to go back! I was also aware of bikes other than the H-Ds that were pushed by the Club president and H-D dealer. A lot of Rigid frames show in the less heavy category. A few I can ID, but mostly cannot. The photo group shows MANY high pipe bikes, and I had not realized it was so popular. Maybe because these guy actually DID ride the hills and do river crossings. Wish I could post a home movie of the guys returning home from the finish line Camp site next morning. It’s jumpy and moves around too much, but It shows guys doing donuts, impromptu hill climbs, and finally the trek back home with river crossings. Some don’t get through as well as others. Those were the days, and memories carried till the lights went out. Different times..
KC-if that shot of the names on the wall is from your storage hanger it is pretty historic in its own right. Joe Foss was one of the USMS's leading aces in WW2 with 26 confirmed kills. After the war VMF115 was the first squadron to be equipped with the F9F Panther jet fighter. If that hanger is ever taken down that list should be saved.
KC, all pretty interesting stuff here. To MIke's point, perhaps if the airport/hangar owner/manager isn't interested in doing anything to preserve the historical aspects of this stuff, you could take it elsewhere. Just for one example of where- try the Smithsonian Air & Space museum. I for one feel like too much stuff falls thru the cracks. This is history of reasonable importance, it seems (to me at least). I agree it'd be great to have this stuff preserved