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F4F Wildcat recovered after sitting on bottom of Lake Michigan for about 50 years.

Wildcat recovered after sitting on bottom of Lake Michigan for about 50 years.

A WWII-era fighter plane is brought to land from Lake Michigan at Waukegan Harbor in Waukegan, Ill. A group of undersea treasure hunters and Great Lakes salvage experts have retrieved the plane 60-plus years after it fell off a training aircraft carrier and into the water some 50 miles off shore from Chicago. The plane will be restored and displayed at the WWII Museum in New Orleans. / USA Today. 24 Apr. 2009.

A WWII Fighter Plane is brought to land from Lake Michigan at Waukegan Harbor in Waukegan

Waist gunner killed, ball turret gunner killed, radio operator blown out of the airplane completely, but this Fort still managed to get home and land without cracking in half.

Waist gunner killed, ball turret gunner killed, radio operator blown out of the airplane completely, but this Fort still managed to get home and land without cracking in half.

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the world's largest airplane graveyard | tucson, arizona

The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), often called The Boneyard, is a United States Air Force aircraft and missile storage and maintenance facility in Tucson, Arizona, located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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B-17 “All American” (414th Squadron, 97 Bomb Group) had a mid-air collision (2/1/43), with a German fighter over Tunis. the fighter broke apart, but left some pieces in the B-17. The left horizontal stabilizer of the Fortress and left elevator were torn away. The two right engines were out and one on the left had a serious oil pump leak. The vertical fin and the rudder were damaged, the fuselage had been cut almost completely through.

Boeing (S/N “All American III” of the Bomb Group, Bomb Squadron, in flight after a collision with an over Tunis. The aircraft was able to land safely on her home base in Biskra, Algeria.

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