Seized: Planes were taken by the Allies from Europe and shipped to the airbase, where they were pulled apart
In the battle to stay ahead of the enemy in World War II, American engineers were willing to employ any trick – including stealing the ideas from their Nazi counterparts.
So they shipped hundreds of German aircraft to a field in Seymour, Indiana, where they proceeded to take apart the machines to learn how they were built – and then buried any evidence of doing so.
Now recovery teams at Freeman Field are unearthing hundreds of plane parts and piecing them back together, much like their ancestors attempted to nearly seven decades ago.
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