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LeftHook02 Mar 2021 1:16 p.m. PST

Virginia Based Military Aviation Museum has pulled a Dauntless Dive Bomber from the floor of Lake Michigan and plans to restore it. I have covered my visit to see the aircrafts remains here. Interesting story:

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Tango0102 Mar 2021 1:25 p.m. PST

Quite interesting my friend… still remember the start of the restoration…

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and the welcome…

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Love this pic…

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Armand

LeftHook02 Mar 2021 1:50 p.m. PST

Nice. That last pic will be great to look at and compare when they have this flying again.

Tango0102 Mar 2021 4:04 p.m. PST

(smile)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2021 7:29 p.m. PST

Pretty neat.

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2021 9:14 p.m. PST

There have been many aircraft recovered from the Great Lakes. This article describes the one which is now hanging in the A Concourse of Midway Airport in Chicago:
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I traveled through Midway several times between 2012-15 and would stop to study this aircraft when I had the time. Ironically I never took a picture of it before I retired and moved to Florida. Google Images have many pictures of it.

There's also a F4F at O'Hare Airport that I unfortunately never had an opportunity to see.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2021 10:00 p.m. PST

I love that plane! I don't know why, I just do!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2021 8:55 a.m. PST

It was the plane that turned the tide in the Pacific.

HMS Exeter03 Mar 2021 11:55 a.m. PST

@Raynman

As they say, "if it looks right, it is right."

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2021 5:30 p.m. PST

Good to see it back up, I imagine 'Dive Bomber' didn't quite mean in water!

I am glad the crew escaped ok!

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