Me-262 at the National Museum of the US Air Force. (via wikipedia)

First Production Me-262 Wreck Unearthed in The Netherlands?

Back in October, 2014 members of the Deelen Air Base Museum near Arnhem in the Netherlands discovered the substantial remains of a Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe jet fighter. They discovered the battered parts of the aircraft purely by accident while excavating a filled-in WWII bomb crater at the airfield. They chose to dig in the area since bomb craters were often convenient dumping areas to fill[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 6 comments Rescue, Warbirds News
Divers inspect the wreck of the B-29 ( Image provided by Gregg Mikolasek - Director
Undersea Voyager Project

National Park Service to Allow Dives on Lake Mead B-29A

WarbirdsNews has learned that the National Parks Service has decided to allow divers to visit the Boeing B-29 Superfortress which has lain on the bottom of Lake Mead on the border between Arizona and Nevada. As many WarbirdsNews readers will be aware, divers first rediscovered B-29A 45-21847 following a lengthy investigation in 2001. The Superfortress crash-landed on the lake on[Read More…]

by December 8, 2014 10 comments Interesting Facts, Rescue
AD-4 Skyraider (BuNo:128988) Wreck Discovered In Florida

AD-4 Skyraider (BuNo:128988) Wreck Discovered In Florida

WarbirdsNews recently learned of the discovery in April of the wreck of a long-lost AD-4 Douglas Skyraider in the Florida Everglades. The aircraft was located by the aviation-archeology minded volunteers at, and we have reproduced some of their photographs here for your interest. The group had actually been out on a quest to locate the remains of a TBM-3 Avenger which[Read More…]

by June 11, 2014 2 comments Rescue, Warbirds News
The Dornier Do 17 One Year Later

The Dornier Do 17 One Year Later

PRESS RELEASE- Tuesday 10th June 2014 will mark the first anniversary of the moment the world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 was successfully lifted from the bottom of the Dover Straits.   The breath taking moment the aircraft surfaced from the water was captured live on TV and sparked interest from around the globe.Just five days later on the 15th June,[Read More…]

Wreckage of Avro Anson Mk.I L7056‏ at its recently discovered crash site on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. (photo via Allan Scott)

Discovering the Wreck of Avro Anson L7056 on Vancouver Island

WarbirdsNews has been following the discovery of an Avro Anson Mk.I in the dense woodland of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The aircraft disappeared without trace in October, 1942, taking the lives of her four man crew: RCAF Sgt. William Baird and RAF Pilot Officer Charles Fox, Pilot Officer Anthony Lawrence, and Sgt. Robert Luckock. Canadian, Allan Scott, has been[Read More…]

by June 9, 2014 4 comments Rescue