WWII B-29 Bomber

August-September 2016

During the final dive for Leg 3 of the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition, we explored sites that had been identified during previous mapping with exploration targets to search for B-29 aircraft possibly lost during World War II. The dive provided the first information on B-29 bomber wreckage resting in the deep water of the channel and provided initial information on the state of preservation of the aircraft and the environmental conditions affecting the sites. For more information, click here.
Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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