Story on plane wrecks struck chord

I felt a personal connection to your story on the forest ranger who hunts for wreckage from plane crashes in the Adirondacks [“Dean of plane wrecks,” July/August 2015].

I helped to find a plane wreck on Blue Ridge near Lewey Lake about fifteen years ago. It was a C45 that crashed on a low-level training flight in September of 1944. I needed five times up the mountain to find it. The wings engines, propellers were all still there.

Three pilots from Syracuse Air Base were lost in that crash.

Mark Barbour, Syracuse

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