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Sculptor:
Metscher, Phil  Search this
Metscher, Bill  Search this
Metscher, Allen  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: white tufa stone with concrete cap, machine gun, and propeller blades; Foundation: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Central Nevada Historical Society Logan Field Road, P. O. Box 326 Tonopah Nevada 89049
Located Nye County Museum Logan Field Road Parking lot Tonopah Nevada
Date:
Early 1980s
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Nevada survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(Inset plaque on front of sculpture:) DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE/PERSONNEL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN TRAINING ACCIDENTS/AT THE TONOPAH BOMBING AND GUNNERY RANGE/DURING WORLD WAR II, 1942-1945./THE REMAINS OF THE B24 LIBERATOR BOMBER INCORPORATED INTO THIS/MONUMENT WERE RECOVERED FROM THE SITE OF A CRASH/SOUTH OF THE TONOPAH AIR FORCE BASE/WHICH TOOK THE LIVES OF 9 FLIERS ON AUGUST 19, 1944./(list of 116 names) (Metal plaque on front, upper left corner, raised:) FLAGPOLE/GIVEN IN MEMORY OF/WORLD WAR II/VETERANS/DEDICATED JUNE 12, 1993/NEVADA STATE SOCIETY/DAUGHTERS OF THE/AMERICAN REVOLUTION (Two small, inscribed plaques mounted in front of the gun) unsigned
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
A 50 caliber machine gun is mounted atop a large stone pedestal. The front of the pedestal mounts two inscribed plaques. To either side of the pedestal, propeller blades from a B-24 Liberator bomber are mounted on concrete pedestals. Behind the stone pedestal is a flagpole.
Topic:
History--United States--World War II  Search this
Occupation--Military--Air Force  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Airplane  Search this
Control number:
IAS NV000121
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_325983