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ID Plate of the Junker Ju 88 (Credits: Volksbund)

Wreckage of a Junker Ju 88 found in a Russian Wood

A wreckage of a World War II aircraft from the German Luftwaffe has been discovered in a Russian wood. Volksbund announced the discovery on November 14, 2019. Although little information has been released by the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V., they did confirm the wreckage is of a Junker Ju-88, a twin-engined multirole combat aircraft. It saw …

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Grayback (SS-208) photographed in 1941. Naval History and Heritage Comand. Catalog# NH 53771.

The USS Grayback, Missing for 75 Years, Is Discovered Off Okinawa

Private explorers of the Lost 52 Project have finally solved the mystery of the US Navy Submarine, USS Grayback (SS-208), after 75 years. Although the wreck was found on June 5th, they officially announced the discovery on November 10, 2019. The wreck was kept hidden for decades due a single digit error in the Japanese …

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RV Petrel discovers the IJN Flagship AKAGI and Aircraft Carrier KAGA

The Japanese aircraft carrier IJN Kaga, part of the six-fleet carrier that launched planes that attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, has been discovered by RV Petrel on October 18th and just a few hours ago RV Petrel announced the discovery of the Japanese Flagship Akagi. The Akagi was found circa 18 nm from the Kaga. …

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B-17 Nine-o-Nine - Ernest Mac McCauley

B-17 “Nine-o-Nine”: ATC Audio Released from Before and After Crash

LiveATC.com has publicized audio containing communications between the Air Traffic Control and B-17 “Nine-o-Nine” (N93012) prior to the crash. The audio reveals that the crew of B-17 “Nine-o-Nine” (identified as N93012 on the audio) asked for an immediate landing. Flight records from FlightAware show that 909 had flown about eight miles and reached an altitude …

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B-17 “Nine-o-Nine” Crash: Aftermath Video & Names Released

A B-Roll video has been released by NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigators surveying the scene at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut after the crash of B-17 “Nine-o-Nine”. UPDATE: ATC AUDIO TAPE RELEASED FROM BEFORE AND AFTER THE CRASH! NTSB is currently investigating the crash of B-17 (N93012) “Nine-o-Nine” that crashed at the Bradley International …

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WWII-era B-17 “Nine-O-Nine” Crashed: 7 fatalities

On October 2, 2019, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”, which was privately owned by the Collings Foundation, crashed at the  Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, United States around 10 a.m. Seven of the thirteen people on board were killed, and six were injured. Another airport employee whom ran to the wreckage to help pull …

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Poland marks 80th Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War 2

“I bow my head before the victims of the attack on Wielun. I bow my head before the Polish victims of Germany’s tyranny. And I ask forgiveness,” said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, commemorating the outbreak of World War II, 80 years ago on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. Soon after, on September 17, …

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Michael Cudlitz in front of B-25 Miss Hap, getting ready for filming, at the American Airpower Museum. (Credits; Return to Hardwick)

Interview with “Return to Hardwick” Filmmaker Michael Sellers

An exclusive interview with Filmmaker/Editor/Writer Michael Sellers about his newly released documentary Return to Hardwick. Here are the details from the filmmaker himself explaining the project. Previews are shown nationally and in England. Follow them to a city near you. Interviewed by Charley Valera, author of My Father’s War: Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers. …

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GALLERY: Aftermath of the M-36 Jackson and M-3 after accident and fire

Aftermath of the M-36 Jackson and M-3 after they got into an accident whilst they were transported on a trailer truck. The truck collided with a prisoner bus, causing one fatality. The accident resulted in a fire in which damaged was caused to both of the tanks, both belonging to the Museum of Armoured Vehicles …

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