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The things you see on their way through York County

This strange site greeted motorists and other observers recently in southeastern York County. Background posts: Black soldiers from York County served in ‘Glory’ unit , Pentagram, 666 markings desecrate church and Stewartstown’s historic rail station: ‘Hopefully, we get things going soon’ .

New Park’s Jim Marsteller, has provided another visual treat.
Using his trusty Nikon, he captured a old prop plan on a flatbed truck.
“Not real sure where this plane is going, but have a good idea,” Marsteller wrote in an e-mail… .

Another view of the plane aboard the flatbed.
He explained – and in a future e-mail confirmed – some men regularly gather in the Airville area of southeastern York County to restore planes.
These men formerly worked at Martin’s State Airport near Baltimore. A World War II plant there made Martin B-26 fighter bombers and gun and ball turrets for B-17s and B-24s.
“A bunch of guys that used to work at the WWII plant get together and restore WWII planes now out of this out-of-the-way farm below Fawn Grove,” he wrote.
If they need a part, he said, they make it.
“Not many people know about the place,” he continued. “And that is good because they really don’t want a lot of people interrupting their work.”
Well, maybe we’ve blown their cover.
But their presence is just another thing that makes this area so compelling.

A closeup of the prop.