Six members of Keighley British Sub Aqua Club, in West Yorkshire, spent the weekend diving in Wastwater, in the Lake District. The group were hunting for the tail section of the Royal Navy Grumman Avenger, which crashed into Great Gable, above Wastwater, during a night-time exercise in January 1945. Graham Clay, the club’s treasurer and one of the divers, explained: [...]
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Judd Moore has spent about a dozen years studying the logistics of an ill-fated B-24 flight during World War II and the story of survival that followed in the Libyan desert. The crew was “put in a situation where they had to act extraordinarily to survive,” said Moore, 61, a Cheshire resident. “But they were just common boys, using their [...]
We found this amazing footage of a C-47 under water on YouTube! The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft that was developed from the Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remained in front line service with various military operators through the 1950s.
The wreck of this twin-engined aircraft is lying approximately a kilometre and a half from the island of Le Frioul at a depth of around 53 meters. She is resting on sand as neatly as if she had been parked in a hangar, the tail is bent at an angle of 45 degrees, but all the other structural elements of [...]
The wreckage of a World War II U.S. Navy “Hellcat” fighter plane lies in waters more than 240 feet deep off Miami Beach A research submarine found the wreckage of a World War II fighter plane in 240 feet of water off Miami Beach The crew of a research submarine studying artificial reefs off Miami-Dade County has discovered [...]
The mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle is known the world over. What isn’t as well known is what first led to the belief that this triangular cut of ocean–from Miami to Bermuda to the island of Puerto Rico–had preternatural powers to suck in any man-made thing that came its way. The incident that gave rise to the superstition occurred in [...]
Sixty-five years after it ran out of gas and crash-landed on a beach in Wales, an American P-38 fighter plane has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried — a World War II relic long forgotten by the U.S. government and unknown to the British public. During those decades, beach strollers, sunbathers and swimmers were often within [...]
“Billie was married to me all of his life, and I choose to be married to him all of my life.” Peggy S. Harris, a native of Vernon, Texas, was working at Altus AFB as an electrical instrument mechanic in 1942 when she first heard from Air Force 1st Lt. Billie D. Harris, a native of Altus, Okla. “I [...]
Human remains may have been found during a survey dive at a World War II-era plane wreck in Lake Muskoka last week. Tom Bates, whose brother Ted died over 70 years ago in a two-plane accident over the lake that killed four people, said the Department of National Defence informed him of the news shortly after the survey dive wrapped [...]
Is it the pilot? Bones and a parachute found near eerily preserved plane that crashed in Sahara desert 70 years ago
A body has been found in the desert close to the spot where a pilot disappeared after crash-landing during the war. The wreckage of the P40 Kittyhawk plane was found perfectly preserved earlier this year, 70 years after the accident, and now it seems that airman Dennis Copping’s remains may have been recovered nearby. The bones were located on some [...]