Watery secret of three lost WW2 airmen? Divers plan return to lake in hunt for answers into Gruman Avenger missing 67 years


DIVERS are planning to plumb the depths of England’s deepest lake in their ‘obsessive’ search to find out more about a Second World War air disaster which happened 67 years ago this month.

In January 1945, three airmen perished in a fatal plane crash when a Royal Navy ‘Gruman Avenger’ aircraft smashed into scree slope high above Wastwater in the Lake District.  Now divers from the Keighley branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) are trying to find out more information about the crash which occurred around the scree slope known as Great Gully.  In particular, they would like to know more about the three airmen killed instantly as they participated in a night-time navigational exercise.

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