N-5490 was de-rigged and
recovered from Harvey Field on 3rd Septemeber 2011 - exactly 72 years after
the outbreak of war in Europe.
In the days before the de-rigging, hours were spent removing rusty split pins, releasing control cables, pitot-static pipes,
fuel cock linkages, the fuel line from the tank and numerous other preparations made for the de-rigging operation.
Home at last. Now the restoration of this old warhorse can begin.
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