Museum director Sterling Gilliam Dear Sir, Congratulations on your appointment as director of the National Naval Aviation Museum. I am a daughter of Heimo Lampi, a Finnish ace and judge, whose intiative was to search one Brewster for the aviation history. His friend Vic Sagon wrote to your museum about this matter.
Captain Bob Rasmussen s answers to him are in the Finnish National Arhcives http://www.arkisto.fi/en/frontpage . Here is more about my father: http://20thcenturyaviationmagazine.com/military-aviation-magazine/finnish-ace-heimo-lampi-remembered-by-daughter-marja/ My father organized with me the search group, which found the Brewster. Several skills were needed: using arhives in Finland and Russia,
knowing Finnish and Russian, mathematics, knowing how to use the equipments, diving, skiing hundreads of miles, sleeping in tents standing big freeze,
strong character to recover disappoitments after hard try etc. Vladimir Pryktov and Timo Nyman with their groups fulfilled our demands. Marvin Kottman
was an indispensible, great help, he bought the equipments and paid part of the expenses. His assistent Gary Villiard brought
the money, travelled and lived with Kottman´s costs, knew only English, never went to any archives, could not dive neither ski. Here it is said that the title in this Brewster-case is not clear: http://www.warbirdforum.com/buff.htm As a matter of fact the title of the Navy in this case is wrong, it is a lie. To make the title clear is very easy: all the documents about Brewster - BW - 372 and its movements after it was lifted by Prytkov s group, are well-organized in
the Finnish National Archive. There are also photographs, and we have several hours shooting about the case. We searchers started this work with total trust in the US Navy. We did not expect to become objects of disregard and criminal dealings. As you for sure know, Brewster was changed to three Orion P-3 Lockheed planes with people with criminal reputation. Our work was ignored. So, lets start co-operation to clear up the things, anyway it must be done one day, why not now? Marja Lampi