Searching for Nazi Planes that are Buried in Seymour, Indiana


The fields of Seymour, Indiana used to be an Army base filled with hundreds of soldiers and civilians. These people had one thing in common, they liked to study German planes and rockets. Allied forces had seized nearly 80 different makes and models of air-crafts from all over Europe. These planes were flown to Seymour, where they were taken apart and put back together. Many planes and assembled parts were kept and displayed in museums; however there were a great many that were discarded and thrown into deep pits and covered with dirt.

Allied forces brought German Planes to Seymour to be taken apart
Allied forces brought German Planes to Seymour to be taken apart

The Freeman Field Recovery Team is determined to these pieces of history. They have already found various propellers and wheel parts, yet they remain optimistic that they will find an intact fuselage which has been rumored to be buried.

Scott Cooper is a member of the recovery team. He tells that “Germans were years ahead of us in the areas of technology.” “They were actually developing the first jet aircraft over in Germany, so we had a chance to bring that aircraft over here, break it down, examine the engine, examine the aircraft, and find out things that we might be able to use on the aircraft that we were building at the time.”

In 1946, the Army held an open house where some members of the public could come and see what the base had been studying.

The recovery team is the third group to search the fields of Seymour for these buried treasures. They use a scanner called a ‘Blood Hound’ to scan the ground. The radar connects to a GPS and computer mapping system. It then surveys the ground and works like an ultrasound to locate where the parts are located.

Source and read more: Daily Mail

Evette Champion

Evette Champion is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE