The planes were buried after a secret agreement between the US and Turkey in 1947 required that they be destroyed. "Turkey had acquired 72 planes from Nazi Germany at a time it was pursuing a delicate foreign policy both with Axis and Allies and was struggling not to take sides. Per an agreement signed in 1941, Turkey sold iron and chrome ore to Germany in exchange for the planes that were handed over to Turkey in 1943. Some 50 planes were sent to Kayseri where a major airbase is located. Secret documents that were recently revealed show an agreement with the United States in the post-war period, which spelt the end for the planes in 1947. Ankara and Washington had signed an agreement for acquisition of the fighter aircrafts after World War II, and according to the agreement, Turkey had to destroy German-made aircrafts in return. Subsequently, the planes "disappeared" from the inventory of the Turkish army, and were reportedly buried for possible future use." If they are found intact, or even in recoverable condition, this could be an epic historic find. If true, I can imagine the day we see a mock dogfight at Oshkosh, with a flight of FW's diving in on a B-17 escorted by P-51's. http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/20...ra-focke-wulf-fighters-buried-upon-us-request .