Archaeology prompts reappraisal of the role of mines in ASW during WW2.

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  1. diddyriddick

    diddyriddick Active Member

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    Wow, very interesting.

    Definitely has ramifications for the future.
     
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    I agree, very interesting.
     
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    Very interesting, great find on that article, Diddy!

    Another good read on the topic is "Shadow Divers" by Robert Kurson.
     
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    Interesting find Diddy.


    Wheels
     
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    An interesting 'eye opener', thanks Diidy. I wonder if any aircraft wrecks were discovered during these surveys?
     
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    Probably tons of them, although they were probably tough to figure out as wrecks of aircraft. Many of them went in at speed and that is bound to destroy them. Go to the bottom in pieces, after 60 years, they are just debris (if anything).

    But some may've ditched and are down there in decent condition. Especially 8th Air Force bombers coming back shot up. Probably had a couple a week ditch in the channel from Mid 43 onwards. They might recognizable. Thinking of something like the Meade Lake B29. Link below.

    Lake Mead's B-29 Bomber
     
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