The Spruce Goose Only Took One Flight, But This One-Of-A-Kind Aircraft Has A Special Spot In Oregon

In 1942, World War II was raging across the globe, and German submarines were sinking Allied ships by the hundreds. To win the war, Allied troops and equipment needed to get across the Atlantic Ocean, and Henry J. Kaiser and Howard Hughes had a unique idea – build a huge airplane that could transport 750 troops and equipment, or two 30-ton Sherman tanks in just one flight.

The Spruce Goose is a one-of-a-kind aircraft, and you can see it at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.

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Learn even more about the Spruce Goose on Evergreen Aviation & Space Musuem’s website, and make sure to follow the museum’s Facebook page to see more historic Spruce Goose photos.

Address: 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128, USA