would have been possible to tow her from O’Hare to the site on then-existing streets on a quiet Sunday morning, but there is no mention
of such a trip in any of the four main daily papers. It is possible that
she was disassembled and then reassembled at the site, and then
this was done again to get her back to O’Hare. It is very doubtful
the squadron commander or his maintenance officer would have
willingly signed off for one of their aircraft to be taken apart and put
back together twice. The record card indicates that the aircraft did
not return to Kinross until January 1956, so it is possible that she was
dismantled twice and that it took three months to get her back into a
safe flying condition.
Can any reader recall any information on how this Scorpion was
moved from O’Hare to the Chicago lakefront and back in August and
September 1955? Email us at email@example.com with any info!
The centerpiece of the entire display was a pavilion containing many of the diverse
forms of propulsion units produced by General Motors and its subsidiaries. This included
turbine/diesel/gasoline motors and turbo jets. (Photo courtesy of author)