Scrap Yard Finds in the 1970's
Vengeance from scrapyards in Kalgoorlie and Perth stored
at Lancelin before going to the museum in Perth. There were artillery shells, gun barrels and all sorts
of other stuff. I remember seeing a small shed in one
yard with an open door and one window filled completely
with the British-type helmets. These helmets were
spilling out of the door and window.
Once, I found a Spitfire
Merlin engine as found in Krasnostein's scrap yard in
Perth 1972. This engine
is now on display at the West Australian Aviation Museum.
The second photo shows the same engine after fixing it
up. Other finds include a complete Emerson front turret
from a B-24 and a large wheel which had been fabricated
out of sheet aluminum which was probably from some old
airliner from the 1930's.