jet moved to Mosswood

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jet moved to Mosswood - Playground Is Last Base For Old Jet The first...
Playground Is Last Base For Old Jet The first plane to land at Mosswood playground, Broad way and Mac Arthur Blvd., today had received an excited excited welcome from a happy crowd of jet-age jet-age jet-age boys and girls. The FJ-2 FJ-2 FJ-2 Fury Jet, a former Marine fighter, rolled onto the Mosswood playground after a more or less routine trip through downtown Oakland behind a city tow truck. At the "controls" were two boys from Mosswood playground, Jim Lindhout, 13, 3820 Opal St., and Jerry Vitatoe, 11, 599 43nd St. Fair weather prevailed prevailed for the "trip." The aircraft's last "flight" Ft zr ? sz tTi-Trc tTi-Trc tTi-Trc t-sK1 t-sK1 t-sK1 - 'Zm.. a-r- a-r- a-r- a-r- x t 1 . . . s r.i f" 1 J "mi. v' 1 V.rvV"i JET PILOTS Jim Lindhout Qefl) and Jerry Vitato got a rid in a FJ-2 FJ-2 FJ-2 Fury plane yesterday even if the retired Marine fighter was being towed. originated at the Oakland Recreation Department's shops at 400 Fallon St where a remodeling job converted the surplus fighter, once capable of speeds up to approximately approximately 550 miles per .hour, into a safe, yet exciting, piece of playground equipment equipment for Oakland children.' The sleek little' silver ship, which saw carrier service in the Western Pacific, will be permanently "based" at Mosswood. The now playground-sound playground-sound playground-sound playground-sound aircraft once had a flying, range of 1,000 miles. The single cockpit fighter, with a wing spread of 45 feet, was obtained for its unique new role from the Alameda Naval Air Station without cost to the city.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 25 Aug 1960, Thu,
  3. Page 13

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