Friday, July 20, 2012

What does McHale's Navy and the Spruce Goose have in common?

When Ernest Borgnine passed recently it lead me to read the Wikipedia entry for McHale's Navy.  In it I was intrigued to see that the actual patrol boat used for some scenes had previously been owned by Howard Hughs and had been a chase boat during the one and only flight of the Spruce Goose.

Today I happened across a web page about the Spruce Goose with this photo.  I suspect that is what was to become, PT-73 with the Spruce Goose.


I really need to get to Portland, Oregon's Evergreen Museum and see this plane.


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