the navy used Lake Michigan as a carrier training area and lost 200 aircraft to the bottom. Not long ago the naval history command recovered a corsair a rare birdcage type. The year before they brought up a daughtless and a hellcat some years before a rare vindicator. I looked up the list of aircraft known to be on the bottom hoping to see a buffalo a..s they are a rare craft the one in a museum in Dutch markings is a replic. Very few exist and no navy examples exist too bad they missed that when they were reducing inventory after the war so many planes were being scrapped I guess they just lost trac Did some more reading says they have recovered and restored 25 aircraft so far. And found a WWI u boat that was used for target practice. Seems they could have disposed of it somewhere more convient, maybe thinking the cold fresh waters might help preserve it for later historical purposes.