Palau

Wreckage of the U.S. Navy TBM-1C Avenger located by Project RECOVER off Palau. (CREDITS: Eric Terrill (Scripps) / Mark Moline (UD))

Downed TBM-1C Avenger missing since July 1944 now located

An TBM-1C Avenger missing since July 1944 was recently located in the waters surrounding the Pacific Island nation of Palau by Project RECOVER. The remnants of a U.S. TBM-1C Avenger were located this month, it was scattered among the lagoon waters and coral reefs which are surrounding Palau’s island chain. Dozens of U.S. aircraft and remains …

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Missing SB2C Helldiver since WWII Discovered

A United States Navy Curtiss SB2C Helldiver aircraft lost in World War II and missing for over 70 years was recently found resting in the tropical waters of the Republic of Palau. The carrier-based dive bomber plane was discovered by a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (UD CEOE), …

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