Originally shared by Roger Weber

I was hanging out with my friend Bill (that’s him looking awkward) the other day, and he came in with some artifacts he has picked up over the years. The first is a piece of fabric that was removed from a trim tab on the Spruce Goose (Hughes H-4 Hercules) when it was restored for display. It is coated with a heavy rubber like stuff that was reported to have been applied after it flew and was put into storage. This fabric was on the Spruce Goose during its only flight.

The second is this mahogany angle that he got from a private tour of the Hughes factory after it was mothballed. It is actually three layers, and formed as an “L”. These were used extensively in the Spruce Goose to create rigidity. This one was spare from the manufacturing process.