June 15, 2012
“Wildwood Mace” aka “Miss L” restoration is complete. The missile is now on display at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, IN. The official dedication is targeted for early October 2012.
From: Jerry Brenner
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012
To: Russ Reston
Subject: Miss L is DONE and showing her colors!!!!!!!
Frank (Roales), Max (Butler), myself and a clan of Max’s were in Vincennes to put the finishing touches on Miss L. Since I helped Frank put on the small decals, I let Max get in the JLG and help Frank put on the big decals today. While they were in the bucket, I was on the ground offering suggestions on where the decals should go and they completely ignored me as usual. Max’s clan fixed a board that was broken on the wagon we used to haul the missle around on and I put the finishing touches on the pedestals and washed the lower side of the left wing. After we were done, we had a discussion on when the dedication should take place, we decided that, due to all that is going on at the Indiana Military Museum this summer, it would be best to have it the first part of October. Here are a bunch of pictures that we took today as Max and Frank put on the final decals. Enjoy the pictures of Miss L in all her glory as she sets at the entrance of the new location of the Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes, IN. Thanks to all that participated in the acquiring, dismantling, transporting and restoration of this glorious piece of Cold War History. May she set proud for all to see for many years to come.
As a side note, you would not believe how many people came out to see what we were doing and looking at the missile. There was even a busload of senior citizens that came by and turned around in the driveway. She is definitely an eye catcher. Plus, their C-47 is setting almost right next to her.
Jerry Brenner, USAF
Weapons Specialist-MOS 46350