From John Hennessy: While going through some photo files yesterday at the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, I came across this aerial view of Washington Avenue in Fredericksburg, apparently taken in the 1960s.
Look at the top of the image. There’s a jet fighter sitting along Kenmore Avenue, on the site of what is today the tennis courts. It was an obsolete F-9H fighter, phased out in 1959. This specimen came from Dahlgren–hauled with wings folded on the back of a truck–donated as a “World War II” memorial, even though the plane didn’t fly until six years after the war. Kids were free to climb on it at will.
But what happened to it?