Sunday, August 29, 2010

Helldiver, Again!

As we found in March of this year, wrecks are still being discovered from World War II.  In March, a Curtiss Helldiver wreck was rediscovered near Tillamook, Oregon. It was in pieces. Well, another Helldiver has been discovered, this one in considerably better condition.  This one was discovered in March 2009 in the Otay Reservoir in California.  It was a Helldiver that suffered an engine failure on May 28, 1945.  With the cooperation of the City of San Diego, the US Navy, and the California Office of Historic Preservation, it was pulled from the reservoir on August 20 of this year and is destined to be restored for display at the National Naval Aviation Museum.  If you are interested, you can find the article here

I am looking to update the Tillamook Helldiver story, but am waiting for a reply.

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