Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of the American West

Vultee BT-13
U.S.A.A.F. #41-21786
Cadet W. J. Kania

The status of BT-13 #41-21786 is 70% salvaged with the engine located in the bottom of Owens River Gorge. The wreck is unmarked east of Hwy. 395 near Sherwin Summit north of Bishop, Ca.

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Cindy Macha-Skjonsby, 200' below rim of gorge with wing section of #41-21786

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Pat Macha with wing center section of #41-21786.

Close-up of BT-13A wing. Note early yellow/green chromate interior paint.

View of the Owens River Gorge near #41-21786.



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