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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 air force says the plane crashed two minutes after takeoff. Stay with Northern Michigan's News Leader as we work to ... "This will probably be my biggest day," said World War II veteran John Pete. After 70 years, a …
9&10 News · 6/30/2015
Air Force
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
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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 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 · 12/7/2012
A plane from World War II was pulled from Lake Michigan near Waukegan on Friday. The plane was an SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber, used for training. Joseph Lokites was the pilot of the plane, who apparently made a mistake when switching fuel tanks. He …
Chicagoist · 4/26/2009
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
KALAMAZOO, MI – About 50 Air Zoo volunteers will strip mussels and rust off of a World War II era “Wildcat” fighter plane, which had been sitting at the bottom of Lake Michigan for the past 68 years. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation announced ...
MLive · ByUrsula Zerilli · 8/6/2013
As a World War II-era fighter plane was gingerly lifted out of Lake Michigan on Monday morning, the crowd gathered at Waukegan Harbor marveled at the aircraft's condition. Although under water since a 1943 training crash, the F4U-1 Corsair was remarkably ...
Daily Herald · ByRussell Lissau · 11/8/2010
After resting for nearly 70 years on the floor of Lake Michigan, a World War II-era plane is back on dry land. The Glenview Naval Air Station at the time was used to train pilots on landing on aircraft carriers. Johnson's was among the nearly 200 fighter ...
NBC Chicago · 11/9/2010