Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fish Lead Florida Diver to Rare WWII Aircraft

From the Dec. 27, 2011, ABC News.

Last week, Randy Jordan was diving off the coast of Jupiter, Florida and discovered what may be a Curtiss Helldiver SB2C, an extremely rare WWII plane, at a depth of 200 feet.

He followed a group of frightened fish to the wreck and went back two days later to film it.

The plane is so rare that there is just one still flying today.

They were first used in combat November 11, 1943 and carried two men.  In 1942, the Navy operated a pilot training facility at Witham Field in Martin County, Florida and this may have been one of their planes.


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