(PHOTOS) Incredible Images Of US Seaplane Lost During Pearl Harbor Are Captured – American Military News

(PHOTOS) Incredible Images Of US Seaplane Lost During Pearl Harbor Are Captured

Minutes before the devistating attacks on Pearl Harbor, Japanese bombers sank 27 PBY “flying boats” moored in Kāne‛ohe Bay at a near by U.S. airbase, making air support during the attacks harder.

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30 feet deep in the murky bay lies one of the first planes lost in the assault, apparently shot down while trying to take off.

For the last 20 years divers and scientists have tried in vein to explore and photograph the plane but to no avail….until now.

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The starboard engine nacelle, or housing, extending into the silt.

 

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The tail section structure.

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The PBY anchor in its anchor well, and the cockpit (upper right).

 

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A tear in the port hull and mid-fuselage break.

 

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A tear in the port hull and mid-fuselage break.

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