This little T-6 trainer was built in WWII. It served the USAF for many years and went on to serve the Japanese JASDF. It was retired in 1961 and maintained in good condition on display for many more years on the base museum at Hamamatsu.

Defense Department chops up WWII vintage display aircraft

Over the following decades, the T-6 has become a coveted vintage aircraft, with many examples lovingly restored and flown around the world.

Defense Department chops up WWII vintage display aircraft

Recently, this historic aircraft was returned to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.

Guess what they did with it?

Defense Department chops up WWII vintage display aircraft