--- In STMFC@..., "Doug Rhodes" <farronhill@p...> wrote:
I was surprised to read the note below, as it is widely documentedthat the
"Spruce Goose" was almost entirely made of birch, specifically toavoid use
of strategic war materials such as spruce (which was indeed widelyused in
aircraft and boats in WW2) and aluminum.I won't doubt it. What makes me wonder is: Was this project not
initiated by the military? So why spare strategic material for the war
effort if it is exactly for it?