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Bungarra

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2023 11:15 am Post subject: B24 Bomber ditched Malta 1943 Reply with quote

Archaeological divers have recovered human remains from the wreck of a U.S. bomber that crashed near the Mediterranean island of Malta in May 1943.

Scientific analysis by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has confirmed the remains are those of U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) Sgt. Irving R. Newman, who was  22 years old when the aircraft — a B-24 Liberator based in Libya — suffered engine trouble and was hit by anti-aircraft fire during a bombing raid over the southern tip of Italy.

https://www.livescience.com/archaeology/divers-recover-us-airmans-remains-from-wwii-bomber-wreck-near-malta


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ke_mechial

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2023 5:08 pm Post subject: Re: B24 Bomber ditched Malta 1943 Reply with quote

Bungarra wrote (View Post):
Archaeological divers have recovered human remains from the wreck of a U.S. bomber that crashed near the Mediterranean island of Malta in May 1943.

Scientific analysis by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has confirmed the remains are those of U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) Sgt. Irving R. Newman, who was  22 years old when the aircraft — a B-24 Liberator based in Libya — suffered engine trouble and was hit by anti-aircraft fire during a bombing raid over the southern tip of Italy.

https://www.livescience.com/archaeology/divers-recover-us-airmans-remains-from-wwii-bomber-wreck-near-malta  


It is interesting, how many such piecess are hidden under sea or in desert, waiting to be discovered...
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dj

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2023 4:46 pm Post subject: Re: B24 Bomber ditched Malta 1943 Reply with quote

Yes surprising how well intact the wreckage is.  And before reading the article...I guessed the casualty was already badly injured or KIA before the plane sank.  I don't know why they didn't try to bail out with parachutes vs ditching in the sea, maybe not enough altitude.
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