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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:14 pm 
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My old flight engineer buddy was driving through Moncure North Carolina and swears he saw a Japanese fighter in someones back yard. I google mapped it and it sure enough looks real to me. If this is an old or debunked topic I apologize, I searched the archives with no luck. Address was 4052 Corinth Rd Moncure N.C. thoughts???


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:22 pm 
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Well now, that is certainly an interesting find. Looks like on Oscar, but what could it be? Real? Replica? Art piece "Bubba" made in the backyard? Having a hard time finding it on Google Maps.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:40 pm 
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That's 45 minutes from me. I checked the address on Google Maps and it gave me a swampy area off Corinth Rd.

Can you zoom out and give me some more clues? I'll be happy to drive down and check it out.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:45 pm 
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Moncure is a rural location in the US South. And you don't go nosing around a Southerner's property without permission. So hopefully somebody knows more.

Original Japanese wrecks are documented so I cannot think of a reason for it to be in that rural area. The property borders a river, so probably swampy and heavily wooded and trees are beginning to leaf out for Spring.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:04 pm 
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Google has a pretty good high-res satellite image for that area. Based on the address I've studied the properties for about 10 minutes and I'm not seeing it. I am seeing a lot of junker cars and trailer homes along with some houses and commercial properties. I don't see anything that could be verified with driving by a location. My eyes are tired so maybe someone else can study the Google satellite.

As were sure that this image is real? And when was it taken?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:04 pm 
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(Sorry for the double-post. Local internet is acting up.)

Google has a pretty good high-res satellite image for that area. Based on the address I've studied the properties for about 10 minutes and I'm not seeing it. I am seeing a lot of junker cars and trailer homes along with some houses and commercial properties. I don't see anything that could be verified with driving by a location. My eyes are tired so maybe someone else can study the Google satellite.

As were sure that this image is real? And when was it taken?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:20 pm 
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Looks like its 1600 ft due west of Moncure Fire station14 , south side of road.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:35 pm 
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Ed-Spectre wrote:
Looks like its 1600 ft due west of Moncure Fire station14 , south side of road.


Beat me to it..

Here is the best I could get from street view...


I am very curious as to what this is...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:42 pm 
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Ed-Spectre wrote:
Looks like its 1600 ft due west of Moncure Fire station14 , south side of road.



Bingo! Thanks I see it on the satellite.

From the street view that looks like a shotgun and pit bull greeting. Someone local with a drone camera could probably help too.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Great work on location clarification!

I'll take a drive down there tomorrow and take a look - Safely and with proper respect for property, dogs and shotguns.

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Studying the plane a little more and it looks a little out of scale in relationship to nearby vehicles in the satellite photo. For reference I think the standard secondary paved highway width there is 32 feet. The wingspan for the Oscar is 35 feet 7 inches so it's close.

That looks like an old logging road just to the East, now with tracks from ATV riders. I see timber / logging property just to the South. Not many places to sneak in without stepping on a snake or other varmit.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:25 pm 
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Does it look like the wings are off in the Google Earth pic from 4/2013?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:39 pm 
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Japanese sleeper cell from the war I suspect...

You might call the fire station and ask them about it.


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