Message #164
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998
Subject: June 6 Aviation Archaeology Opportunity

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Craig Fuller aair@juno.com

The Heber Ranger District (Apache Sitgreaves
Nat'l. Forest) gave the O.K. for my upcoming
search for an aircraft crash site. No permits
are needed. The search will take place near an
earthen watering tank referred to as "P-51 Tank"
because it is close to the crash site. I have a
map of the approximate location. Anyone
interested in aviation archaeology can volunteer
to participate in the search. Contact me via
e-mail to RSVP your attendance. The aviation
archaeology search team will gather at Willow
Springs Lake boat launch at 10:00 am on Saturday,
June 6. After a briefing on history and search
methods, we will search for the crash site.
Willow Springs Lake is on top of the Mogollon
Rim between Christopher Creek and Forest
Lakes, AZ. Be prepared for high altitude walking
in moderate to rough terrain.  Wear sturdy shoes
and a hat. Bring your own food and water. June
is normally hot and dry, but rain showers can
occur.

Craig Fuller
Aviation Archaeological
Investigation & Research (AAIR)
www.sonic.net/azfuller


UPDATE

Sent:	Tuesday, June 09, 1998 10:29 PM

Well, we had five show up and unfortunately I
was not one of them! I had the engine go out in
our truck and was having a new one put in with
enough time to make it down until the new
engine blew an oil seal. When the engine first
went I suspected I might not make it, so I sent
the information I had to Trey Brandt in Phoenix
who led the search. They were unable to find it,
but the area had been subject to heaving logging
activity. They met another ranger who's friend
knows where the site is and Trey exchanged
address with him. We will see what that brings. 

Craig Fuller
Aviation Archaeological
Investigation & Research
AAIR www.sonic.net/azfuller