Ret. SFC Zeb D. Harrington and The "Junkyard Dog"

Ret. SFC Zeb D. Harrington and The "Junkyard Dog" (HM1Z29)

Location: Carthage, NC 28327 Moore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 20.445', W 79° 26.208'

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Zeb Harrington was raised in Chatham County N.C. Near Moncure. He was a young boy during WWII and was always fascinated by anything military, especially airplanes. He grew up and married his wife, Martha, and raised four children. Gerald, Sherri, Jane and Chris. Zeb was in the U.S. Army and Reserves for 30 years and was in the Nike Ajax missile program and the paratroopers, and had many other military duties. He retired from the military in 1986 and then worked in the construction industry as a welder, millwright, pipefitter and as he says "other stuff". He decided to build a replica airplane, a missile and restore a WWI Army wagon. He built all three in his backyard in rural Chatham County, N.C. The replica plane was a Curtis P-30 Warhawk and he built it from materials collected from scrap yards and construction sites where he worked. Hence, the name "Junkyard Dog". This plane was started in 2007 and finished in 2010. It was constructed by Zeb, totally alone and without plans. It is approximately 91% of actual size and is a very good representation of what Lt. Hoyle Upchurch flew on his last mission with the Flying Tigers. Roland Gilliam was told about a plane in someone's backyard, and the approximate location. He found it and met Sgt. Harrington and eventually made an agreement to bring it to his airport on
loan as long as it was properly cared for. Sgt. Harrington is commended for sharing this plane for all to see. Please honor this memorial as a historic reminder of the millions of men and women around the world that fought against oppression.April 7th, 2012
HM NumberHM1Z29
Year Placed2012
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 642056 N 3911953
Decimal Degrees35.34075000, -79.43680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 20.445', W 79° 26.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 20' 26.7" N, 79° 26' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)910
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 194 Gilliam McConnell Rd, Carthage NC 28327, US
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