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Martin Baltimore id'd off Pantelleria

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by GRW, Jun 30, 2022.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    Wonder if there's any plans to raise it?
    "An aircraft that crashed in the Mediterranean 80 years ago during World War II has finally been identified as a rare RAF bomber, experts say.

    The plane, which came down 1,640 feet (500 metres) off the Italian island of Linosa in June 1942, is a Martin Baltimore bomber made in the US but operated by the RAF.

    It hit the water while carrying four personnel – two from the RAF and one each from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

    The wreck, which was discovered in 2016, is described by authorities as being in an 'exceptional state of conservation' and of 'great historical and symbolic value'.

    No other Martin Baltimore from the Second World War is known to exist in such a well-preserved state, they claim."

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