This canopy was found near Wetumka, Oklahoma in a small creek running through my best friend's property. The canopy is about 12 feet long. Can anyone tell me what aircraft it came from, or who I could contact to ask?

A loving cup from 1906 dedicated to a Miss Grace Walling Spore from the USS Alliance Navy Ship was also found in same creek recently. I contacted the family myself and they knew nothing about the loving cup or any crashed plane that may have been carrying it.

Photo of canopy #2 Photo of canopy #3

Here is another picture... I do not know if was in a crash.

Photo of canopy #4

It could have washed down creek I suppose, but why would a jet canopy have been in a creek? I am searching for what kind of craft it belongs to.

  • Location: A creek in Wetumka, Oklahoma

  • Rumored date/pilot: 1944 / Loyde Christian

  • Object length: ~12 ft

Serial number on a bracket

  • $\begingroup$ @BrendaSeitz It is quite difficult to make out anything from this image alone. Do you have any other photos from another angle perhaps? $\endgroup$ – aeroalias Oct 9 '16 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ Tentatively I'd suggest a B47 - although there's nothing near you on this database of crashes okwreckchasing.org/database.htm $\endgroup$ – Party Ark Oct 10 '16 at 10:03
  • $\begingroup$ Why is everyone assuming a crash? Couldn't it have just been moved there? $\endgroup$ – SnakeDoc Oct 10 '16 at 19:50
  • $\begingroup$ All -- This is not a discussion forum. Please move all of this to chat if you could: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/12036/the-hangar $\endgroup$ – Jay Carr Oct 10 '16 at 22:29
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    $\begingroup$ Please do not vandalize your own posts. If you really want to delete it, either hit the delete button, or flag it and ask a moderator to delete it for you. $\endgroup$ – James Oct 17 '16 at 1:10

This canopy probably came off a Boeing B-47.

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I do know of at least two mishaps involving B-47s in Oklahoma but both occurred in places other than Wetumka. I'll do a little more investigating on this.

Another possibility is that the previous landowners acquired this part as scrap at some point and left it there on their property for whatever reason.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you so much, some Sterling silver from 1906 was also found, near this canopy $\endgroup$ – Brenda Seitz Jul 14 '17 at 14:17
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    $\begingroup$ I don't know if the two are related. $\endgroup$ – Carlo Felicione Jul 14 '17 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ We read somewhere a plane carrying a silver set...tiffany loving cup from 1906 was on plane from new York going to okc. Google info on john walling spore and Grace walling spore. This cup we found was dedicated to her. It's like the plane was carrying artifacts to a museum, we also found a rock carving ....old, by canopy. Not in wetumka, more like henryetta ok is where it was found. Any help you can give is helpful.... $\endgroup$ – Brenda Seitz Jul 14 '17 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ And the plane was flying this stuff in 1944 I think $\endgroup$ – Brenda Seitz Jul 14 '17 at 17:51
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    $\begingroup$ Those photos don't look like metal; it's just discolored plexiglass $\endgroup$ – Carlo Felicione Aug 13 '17 at 16:24

It looks like one of the F series. The oldest aircraft I can find with a canopy like this is the F9 Cougar, though other aircraft in the series also use this kind of canopy.

  • $\begingroup$ thank you....do u know of one crashing going from new York to okc oklahoma? with sterling silver from the uss alliance dated 1906. the plane parts are around henryetta oklahoma in a creek bed....the tiffany loving cup dedicated to grace Wallace and some sterling silverware has also been found..just trying to gather any info on pilot. or crash...if you can help me...all I have is phone Internet. $\endgroup$ – Brenda Seitz Feb 15 '17 at 20:21
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    $\begingroup$ It would help to post a picture of the F9 to compare with the pictures in the question and point out the similarities. $\endgroup$ – fooot Feb 15 '17 at 20:25
  • $\begingroup$ This is a pic of one, best shot I could find of the canopy, looks like it is sectioned the same way as the one you found, but the canopy varied over the different sub-models of the F9, so may be a bit different link $\endgroup$ – Jake Faulkner Feb 15 '17 at 20:33
  • $\begingroup$ @jakefaulkner thank you, I agree that's the aircraft...found another piece of it with the grey star $\endgroup$ – Brenda Seitz Apr 11 '17 at 0:48

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