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The light of day shone on a World War II fighter plane Friday for the first time in almost 68 years, when crews recovered the crashed aircraft from the waters of Lake Michigan. On Dec. 28, 1944, a FM-2 "Wildcat" Fighter aircraft crashed and sank during a ...
NBC News · 12/8/2012
Almost 68 years after a failed training mission left it at the bottom of Lake Michigan, crews pulled a World War II fighter plane from Waukegan Harbor on Friday morning — the first leg of a journey that could land it in a Glenview naval museum.
Chicago Tribune · ByJonathan Bullington · 12/9/2012
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is sponsoring the location, recovery, restoration, and eventual display of a World War II Eastern Aircraft FM-2 "Wildcat" Fighter from the depths of Lake Michigan. The Foundation will complete the recovery portion of ...
THV11 · 12/8/2012
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WAUKEGAN, Ill., June 20 (UPI) -- A dive bomber removed from the depths of Lake Michigan once flew missions during World War II, an official from a Hawaiian museum says. Kenneth DeHoff, executive director of Hawaii's Pacific Aviation Museum, said the ...
United Press International · 6/20/2009
The aircraft sank in 200 feet of water — where it stayed, slowly becoming encrusted with rust, algae and zebra and quagga mussels until December when it was hauled from the depths of Lake Michigan. Among the gleaming, lovingly restored World War II ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel · ByMeg Jones · 8/1/2013
Even the landing gear was whole, although the tires upon which the plane once rested had long since disappeared. "This plane is beautiful," said Taras Lyssenko, whose Florida-based firm A&T Recovery led the effort. "It's absolutely beautiful." The Corsair ...
Daily Herald · ByRussell Lissau · 11/8/2010
KALAMAZOO, MI – About 50 Air Zoo volunteers will strip mussels and rust off of a World War II era ... The restoration project will take about five years. The plane was first discovered in the mid-1990s and was removed from Lake Michigan, at a depth ...
MLive · ByUrsula Zerilli · 8/6/2013
Now this is cool: the wreckage of a F4U-1 Corsair Fighter was pulled from Lake Michigan in Waukegan today. The salvage operation was privately financed by Chuck Greenhill, a Korean War veteran. The plane crashed during a training exercise on June 12 ...
Chicagoist · 11/8/2010
CNN joins A&T Recovery as they capture dramatic underwater video of a World War II bomber in Lake Michigan.
CNN · 6/20/2014
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) – A World War II plane is back on dry land, after sitting at the bottom of Lake Michigan for nearly 70 years. The Birdcage Corsair plane was built in the 1930s, and crashed during aircraft carrier training for the war. “It went ...
CBS Chicago · 11/8/2010