SB2C-4 Helldiver Recovery

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  1. Njaco

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    I think some details on this may have been posted before but on another forum that I lurk about, one of the member's posted this thread. On May 28, 1945 his Uncle (Dad's older brother) was a gunner on a SB2C-4 Helldiver on a practice bombing mission. The engine cut out and they ended up doing a water landing in Lower Otay lake, near San Diego. Both he and the pilot got out okay. 64 years later a fisherman found the plane in 85 feet of water on his Hummingbird sonar. There are several pics he took of the recovery when he was allowed - as a family member - to be on hand for the removal.

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    Great stuff Chris, thanks for posting.
     
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    Radar aerial looks if it doesn't need any repair, just cleaning.
     
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