German WWI Pfalz D.XII Wing Spar 6x8-inch Acrylic Desk Display

Aviation history you can touch with Ron Cole's free-standing two-sided acrylic relic displays. Perfect 6x8-inch size for desk or bookshelf. Handmade in the USA, right here in Zanesville, Ohio!
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Aircraft History:
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After World War I, several German aircraft types were provided to the United States as a part of Germany's war reparations. Among those airplanes were two late-war Pfalz D.XII fighters, which, along with the Fokker D.VII, represented the most advanced aerial technology that the former enemy had to offer by 1918. One of these two D.XIIs was later purchased by George Burling Jarrett, who was the original pioneer of historic aircraft preservation and who went on to create the museum and library at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds (which now bear his name). Jarrett spent the next 30 years of his life laboring to preserve and display this aircraft, while loaning it to be used in various Hollywood films, including Howard Hughes's Hell's Angels. By 1947, however, it had significantly deteriorated and much of it had been replaced by new material, wood and fabric. While it was later purchased by the National Air and Space Museum, Jarrett held on to much of the original material, especially from this aircraft's wings - including sections of the wing spars. In 1962, Jarrett sent the original Pfalz D.XII parts to collector Robert Boehme, who was then the Chief of Police for the City of Seattle, Washington. In early 2022, Ron Cole purchased the Boehme Estate, including these wing spar parts. Each piece is 6-inches high and retains the unique Pfalz construction of wood nails combined with small screws.
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Included Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Signed & numbered. 
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