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F6F-3 Hellcat recovered from Lake Michigan today 11/30/2009

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Zack Baughman
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#1 Posted: 11/30/2009 14:33:29 Modified: 11/30/2009 14:42:08

 http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=340556

 

EDIT:  Interview with the original pilot to aire on Warbird Radio tomorrow:  http://www.warbirdradio.com/


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Justin Pallas
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#2 Posted: 12/4/2009 14:57:04

Would love to know what else is at the bottom of Lake MI since it was the main training lake for carrier landings during WW2



Hal Bryan
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#3 Posted: 12/4/2009 16:18:08

Hmm ... according to the U.S. Navy:

"...41 TBM/TBF Avengers, one F4U Corsair, 38 SBD Dauntless, four F6F Hellcats, 17 SNJ Texans, two SB2U Vindicators, 37 FM/F4F Wildcats and three experimental drones known as TDNs."

http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org12-6i.htm


I would love to see one of the Vindicators raised and restored - that would double the existing number. And I don't know of any TDN-1s (I'm guessing that's the model that they're talking about) that survive. Anyone know of any in museums?



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