Another piece of flap and wing.
Over a drop off, I saw this wing section. Found the crash site of the second Hellcat.
This looks like the impact point of the second Hellcat.
Me with the wing.
Climbed up on a rock to get this shot of the wing.
Looking down from the rock, lot of stuff down there.
This is the section of fuselage that would be behind the pilot.
The rusty part is an armor plate to protect the pilot from behind.
Guessing that this linkage is for the elevator. The plate is about 3/8" thick.
Same fuselage section turned over to show the other side.
Just below was the stab.
The fin was gone, but there still was a piece of the rudder and elevator attached.
Another view as I continue down the canyon.
Another aluminum tank like the one I found up the canyon.
Looking down I could see an engine, cool.
It's a Pratt-Whitney R-2800-10W "Double Wasp" 18-cylinder radial.
Most of the rocker covers were broken.
Numbers and stamps.
Most of the exhaust pipes were still there.
This is the most complete engine I ever found at a crash site.
Back view showing the motor mount.
Parts removed from the back.
Other side had some sheet metal attached.
Finding the engine was really cool. Now it's time to head out.
Looking back at the stab as I start climbing the slope back to the trail.
View of the crash site from higher up the slope.
Zoomed in on the crash site.
Looking down the canyon which holds the crash sites from the ridge top.
Amost back to the truck.