INDIANAPOLIS -- You can find a very rare piece of aviation history, dedicated to our veterans, right here in our area: A 1945 Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon named “Hot Stuff.”
During world war two, about 500 of those planes were built, but there’s only three flying in the U.S. right now -- and one is in Hancock County at the Indianapolis Regional Airport.
“Hot Stuff” was made for the war, but was never used in combat since the war ended right before it went out. Now, the American Military Heritage foundation spends time and money to keep it going so others can see it.
"We keep this airplane as a living museum to all of the people, both ground people air people, all of our soldiers and military people who actually flew and protected our country," said Gaylon Piercy, a veteran who works for the American Military Heritage Foundation.
A lot of work goes into maintaining the plane, especially since it sits outside uncovered. That’s why AMHF is raising money for a hanger, complete with a museum inside for others to enjoy.