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A sea that raged no more Inactive Member18 Oct 2012 11:52 a.m. PST

This Daily Telegraph newspaper article on the Curtis Kittyhawk discovered in Egypt got me thinking whether other large WWII aircraft or tanks could be seen using Google Earth.


Does anyone know whether this is the case war machines seen from a satelite?

Blues 4

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member18 Oct 2012 12:20 p.m. PST

Mighty small to pick up from space, but not necessarily impossible. I would look in lakes my self, or on the Greenland Icecap.

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member18 Oct 2012 12:22 p.m. PST

There was a naval trng facility in Lake Michigan--I think--that was used to train future carrier pilots. I have heard that there are some acft that crashed into the lake and were not recovered.

Tommy2018 Oct 2012 12:31 p.m. PST

Blues For Baby:
Does anyone know whether this is the case war machines seen from a satelite?

I can think of at least one:


Timbo W18 Oct 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

I think I've spotted some here – just paste into Google maps 50.695504,-2.241502

Captain DEwell Inactive Member18 Oct 2012 12:49 p.m. PST

Timbo W,

Very droll evil grin

Altius Inactive Member18 Oct 2012 1:18 p.m. PST

There is a U-boat sunk just off the beach on Padre Island, Texas that is exposed at low tide. I used to remember the map coordinates by heart because once every 2-3 months, pilots would radio me to report what they thought was a sinking ship. It's on some lady's property (or used to be), but I always wondered if it would be possible to get inside and explore around.

Major Mike18 Oct 2012 1:37 p.m. PST

The Prinz Eugen, sitting capsized with part of her sitting on a beach near Kwajalien Island.

jgawne Inactive Member18 Oct 2012 1:42 p.m. PST

There was a C-47 discovered sitting on the tundra in the middle of nowhere-Siberia where it ditched just after the war. I bet if you knew the exact coords, and the area (which had nothing else there) had been photographed at some detail, it would be seen.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2012 3:20 p.m. PST

Grand Duke, there was a training facility at Great Lakes
NTC for recruits. GLNAS operated a flight line but
I'm not sure what level (primary, multi-engine,
instrument, etc.)

But many of the GL crashed aircraft probably came from
the decks of Sable and Wolverine, the paddle-wheel Lake
steamers converted to 'carriers' for touch-and-go
training by rookie Naval aviators.

In addition, there used to be a lot of old aircraft
wrecks and abandoned aircraft on various Pacific
islands. This was back in 1959-64. I'm sure most of
'em are gone now (for scrap metal).

inverugie Inactive Member19 Oct 2012 8:25 a.m. PST

PBY5A Catalina on a beach in the Gulf of Tiran, courtesy of Google Maps.


Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Oct 2012 12:36 p.m. PST


inverugie Inactive Member19 Oct 2012 3:19 p.m. PST

Ditto, others far more talented or knowledgable than I am I'm afraid. Given how well known and documented the that wreck is, it was simply a matter of getting the lat/long off one of the sites and tapping it into Google Maps. Since recovered and now being restored in the States was a B17E in New Guinea (nicknamed 'Swamp Ghost') which was a Google Map image in 2007. Scroll down to the 7th post: link

spontoon27 Oct 2012 9:28 a.m. PST

Check out a site called Artificial Owl!

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