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#1 The_Historian

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 06:50 PM

Story here
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:12 PM

Excellent find Gordon. I have always been amazed by the fact that people could put these bits together and get the engine started again. If there is interest in this subjet I could summit a few links to similar finds in France.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:36 PM

Please do, Skipper. I for one would be delighted to see them. graemlins/salute.gif
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:58 AM

This is a first one: This 1944 BMW FockeWulf engine was found in 1990 in the Loiret River

http://www.tighar.or...rt/history.html

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:05 AM

Here are four other ones that were recovered by this Association from Britanny. They are mostly D-Day period aircrafts that were found a few years ago.
By the way if you are interested in this area , they have been doing some excellent work and have several maps online including one with Flak and Radar facilities.

http://www.absa39-45...esfouilles.html

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:27 PM

Sunderland air museum have just recovered most of a mustang from a bog in northumberland and are about to raise a plane from a lake sometime next month, they are keeping tight lipped about what it is but from conversations with different people giving little clues it is either a sterling or a sunderland flying boat.
It was proper we should wear eagles upon our shoulders, for only birds could have reached the heights we did or visited the lands we did.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:05 PM

Skipper,
Seem to have missed this thread for a few days. Thanks for the reports, they make great reading. :cool:
Don't know if you're familiar with the British Aviation Archaeological Council , but they're one of the main recovery groups in Britain.

Raj,
Keep us posted on those please.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:45 PM

Good link Gordon, I have heard about their good work.

Here is a link which will lead you to the recovery of a a U.S. airman in a glacier.

http://www.cnn.com/2...man.identified/

I have many more to send .

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for the link, I remember hearing about that one.
Look forward to seeing the rest of your research.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:44 PM

yes, talking about glaciers, do any of you remember the loast squadron that was found under mmm i cant recall how many feet of ice they were under, but that just came to mind when i heard glacier...
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:02 PM

You may find this link interesting : -

http://www.thelostsquadron.com/
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:33 PM

A link to the recovery of Spitfire wreckage pieces flown by a Montreal airman.

http://images.google...21,GGLD:en&sa=G

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 07:15 AM

And the recovery of a canadian halifax in belgium

http://www.airmuseum...g/exag0204.html

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 05:15 PM

Brilliant-keep them coming, Skip! graemlins/salute.gif
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 05:52 PM

all right , here's another one for a 1943 Lancaster in the Somme from 156 Squadron.

http://www.redkitebo...Raincheval.html

There are other recoveries on this site too.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 07:50 PM

Here is the Chaplic B-17 recovery in the sea near Calvi, Corsica: (English version)

http://www.aero-reli...b17chaplick.htm

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 11:40 PM

Originally posted by raj-rif:
Sunderland air museum have just recovered most of a mustang from a bog in northumberland and are about to raise a plane from a lake sometime next month, they are keeping tight lipped about what it is but from conversations with different people giving little clues it is either a sterling or a sunderland flying boat.

Boy oh boy was i wrong, ok the secret is out, sunderland air museum have divers in the water from monday (nov 6th) working to recover the last existing plane of 5 built. 3 were scrapped in Egypt, the 4th was coverted back and this one the fifth sank to the bottom of a lake which work is about to begin to raise it again.

what is this remarcable and rare aircraft :-

nothing other than a spitfire floatplane

http://www.supermari..._floatplane.htm
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:09 AM

This is the first time I actually hear from this type of aircraft. Thank you for adding this post. I like original stuff.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:39 PM

just had word from the search site, they have located the spit and will begin recovery once the waters get a little calmer
It was proper we should wear eagles upon our shoulders, for only birds could have reached the heights we did or visited the lands we did.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 08:54 PM

This is fascinating . A floating Spit. Imagine they get this one to fly/float again. it would be absolutely unique in the world.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 11:23 PM

Early FW-190.
Crashed 15/12/43.
Recently recovered from the sea off Norway in remarkably good nick:
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Posted 10 November 2006 - 05:18 AM

Excellent. I love love the pictures. It's incredible tha the original paint is almost intact. It lokqs like it was abandonned a few years only.

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