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triad773
04-25-2009, 10:59 AM
Story
http://www.suntimes.com/news/m...tless-042409.article (http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1542965,w-wwii-bomber-lake-michigan-dauntless-042409.article)

Interesting- some video too 8)

triad773
04-25-2009, 10:59 AM
Story
http://www.suntimes.com/news/m...tless-042409.article (http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1542965,w-wwii-bomber-lake-michigan-dauntless-042409.article)

Interesting- some video too 8)

Swivet
04-25-2009, 11:59 AM
Very cool.....Almost brought a tear to my eye when he said "the men are fading, but the plane and the stories will remain a longtime"

Thanx for sharing... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Choctaw111
04-25-2009, 02:03 PM
So it was known to be there since 1944 and no one forgot about it till now?
After all this time. It is nice to see it finally being brought up. How many others like this there must be in the world.

ElAurens
04-25-2009, 02:07 PM
Very cool.

triad773
04-25-2009, 02:15 PM
I flew out of Midway in Chicago not long ago and they had a SBD hanging from the terminal ceiling. That one was also fished out of the lake and returned to display condition.

I get the impression there's all sorts of war-related wrecks out in Lake Michigan. It must have been some experience out there in the lake training for carrier ops http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

T_O_A_D
04-25-2009, 03:46 PM
Nice!

Stiletto-
04-26-2009, 09:48 PM
I got this

"Through ship’s logs and Aircraft Accident Cards we know that of the aircraft listed as lost were 41 TBM/TBF Avengers, one F4U Corsair, 38 SBD Dauntless, four F6F Hellcats, 17 SNJ Texans, two SB2U Vindicators, 37 FM/F4F Wildcats and three experimental drones known as TDNs.10 Several of the aircraft used for training had prior military history."

From here: http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org12-6i.htm

Now that is alot of WWII aircraft in the lake.

biltongbru
04-27-2009, 08:52 AM
Great! thanks for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
04-27-2009, 12:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by triad773: It must have been some experience out there in the lake training for carrier ops http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How did they sail the carrier into the lake? lol.

DKoor
04-27-2009, 12:32 PM
Ah... another old bird on the sunshine again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .

Mr_Zooly
04-27-2009, 01:31 PM
Early in the interview the guy mentions that there a few birds with wet feet that are doomed to a watery grave http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

joeap
04-27-2009, 02:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by triad773: It must have been some experience out there in the lake training for carrier ops http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How did they sail the carrier into the lake? lol. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


They didn't they built a couple. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Paddlewheel Carriers (http://ix-carriers.blogspot.com/)

USS Wolverine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wolverine_(IX-64))

USS Sable (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Sable_(IX-81))

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/USS_Wolverine_IX-64.jpg

ElAurens
04-27-2009, 03:42 PM
Yup, converted Great Lakes passenger steamers.

Esel1964
04-30-2009, 12:53 AM
VERY COOL! And I agree with Choctaw111.
I've got a cousin-in-law with a 42' Bertram on the lake.I wonder if he knows any side-scan sonar operators?And has loads of time and a good fuel budget?Hmmmm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sirrith
04-30-2009, 02:14 PM
"We do not recover aircraft if there was a fatality. They're considered gravesites"

I like that.

CRSutton
04-30-2009, 02:30 PM
Yes, we are really in sort of a golden era for aircraft recovery. Expect to see a lot of it as the technology for finding and recovering artifacts has really peaked.

The lakes are a great place as the water is cold and fresh. This helps to keep the planes in good shape unlike planes lost in salt water or tropical areas.