Chinanews.com, February 24th. According to foreign media reports, recently, the US non-profit project "Project Recover" found three US warplanes missing during the Second World War in the Pacific Ocean.
Data Map: American Fighter. Photo by China Press Agency reporter Liu Guanguan
The United States reportedly achieved a decisive victory in Operation Hail in February 1944. At the same time, 40 American soldiers were killed and more than 20 aircraft were lost. Many families have not been found missing.
According to the University of Delaware, the three fighters discovered include two SBD-5 fearless diving bombers and a TBM / F-1 Avenger torpedo bomber.
"Finding these sites is exciting, but these feelings are mixed with the sentiment of these soldiers and their families to protect our freedom," said Mark Morin, co-founder of Project Recover.
It is reported that Moline is also the Dean of the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware. Researchers from the academy and Scripps Institute of Oceanography, in collaboration with Project Recover, found the three aircraft 100 to 215 meters below Micronesia's sea level, which is spread over 600 in the western Pacific. Small island.
However, it is not known whether or when the remains of the seven crew members who disappeared with the three fighters will be found.
Project Recover's chief archeologist Andrew Pitruska said the researchers "are currently compiling reports for review by the U.S. government, which may initiate a process to search and identify the remains of seven crew members."