Canadian hunt for families of Irish airmen killed in World War

Joris Nieuwint

The organisers of a plan to recover a World War Two bomber from the sea off Donegal are trying to find the families of the 12 Irishmen who died serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Planned seabed surveys for Halifax bomber number LW170 that was forced to ditch 140 miles northwest of Donegal in August 1945 have been abandoned twice since 2009.

But Karl Kjarsgaard, an Ottawa-based retired airline pilot who is manager of ‘Halifax 57 Rescue’, believes he has secured the help of another company that owns a hi-tech sonar ship to conduct the survey next summer.



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