A photomosaic constructed by Project Recover of an underwater wreck of a WWII B-25 bomber. Credit: Project Recover

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Two Missing World War II B-25 Bombers Documented in Papua New Guinea

Provided by: University of California – San Diego Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover — a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II. The[Read More…]

by May 24, 2017 1 comment Recovery, WWII Events
The first attempt to locate these WWII aircraft was unsuccessful but Epps was determined to succeed. Epps was an active member of, and eventually led, the Greenland Expedition Society (GES) team on another six trips to the ice cap over the next 11 years.

Arctic P-38 Lightning Mission Recovery Keeps Going

By Austin Hancock In 2014, we reported on Ken McBride’s mission to continue recovery of the “Lost Squadron” of P-38s, in Greenland (click HERE). Today, we are just as excited as he is to bring you an update to said report. When we last checked in with the mission, Ken was seeking volunteers for a summer 2014 Greenland expedition, with[Read More…]

The left wing of the Mustang clearly showing the Italian Air Force roundel.

Italian Air Force F-51D Mustang Recovered From Lake Garda

On December 2nd, as reported by Giornaledbrescia, the Associazione Volontari del Garda (Garda Volunteers Association) recovered the substantial remains of an Italian Air Force F-51D Mustang from Lake Garda in northern Italy. This aircraft crashed into the lake on August 7th, 1951 following engine problems, sadly taking the life of its pilot, Lt. Paolo Tito. The Garda Volunteers had originally rediscovered wreck in April,[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments Aviation Museum News, Recovery
Lucky Lady during the dismantling process this April in Franklin, Virginia. (photo via Reevers)

Neglected B-25 to Resettle in Australia

For more than a decade, a forlorn B-25J Mitchell 44-31508 has sat more or less abandoned and exposed to nature at an airfield in Franklin, Virginia. Many have tried in vain to do something positive to help the aircraft, but a complicated legal dispute has made doing so next to impossible for a very long time. And so the tired bomber has sat,[Read More…]

Work is carried on around the Super Constellation. (Qantas Founders Museum photo)

Qantas Founders Museum Super Constellation Progress

Back in September, 2014, WarbirdsNews reported on the Qantas Founders Museum in Queensland, Australia as having successfully acquired a Lockheed Super Constellation for its collection (read HERE). The aircraft has been quietly mouldering away for the past twenty five years in a disused part of the Manila International Airport in Manila, Philippines. Due to its somewhat dilapidated condition and remote location, the Qantas[Read More…]