There’s A Unique Boneyard Hiding In Northeast Ohio That’s Eerie Yet Beautiful
If you ever heard rumors about a World War II aircraft boneyard in Ohio, you heard right.
In Newbury, Ohio resident Walter Soplata hosted a collection of military aircraft from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The graveyard featured approximately 20 stray aircraft that Soplata collected from his scrapyard job in Cleveland, “junking thousands of warplane engines that were declared surplus,” according to his son Wally Soplata in a November 2007 issue of Air and Space Magazine. Check it out.
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This video by Michael Wendell titled “Airplane Junkyard” is amazing.
Have you been to the airplane junkyard in Newbury? Let us know what it was like in the comments.
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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