Wrecks

Crew of the USS PC-1264, manning the rails in Dress Whites circa 1944 - arthur kill ship graveyard

Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships

In the video above you’ll see aerial footage of ships left abandoned in Staten Island, NY., in a eerie graveyard of WWII-era ships nicknamed the “Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard”. The Arthur Kill ship graveyard was never meant to become such a decrepit spectacle. In the years after World War II, the adjacent scrapyard began to purchase scores …

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World War II Wreck of the “Hawk of Kastellorizo”

The experienced technical scuba diver Asım Karsçakar from Turkey made some very interesting underwater photographs of an Italian World War II bomber SM-79 “Sparviero” (“Hawk”). “I dived this aircraft back in 1990 to 1992 and had the opportunity to take some photos and contact the Italian authorities regarding the identity of the aircraft”, Karsçakar said. The …

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Hurricane RF-E P3700 (Credits: Polish Embassy UK)

Hurricane unearthed 75 years after it crashed during Battle of Britain

The remains of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron’s Hurricane were uncovered exactly 75 years after the airplane’s crash on 9th September 1940. Piloted by Sgt Kazimierz Wunsche, Hurricane RF-E 3700 was shot down during the Battle of Britain following air combat with the Luftwaffe over Beachy Head. Sgt Wunsche bailed out of his burning aircraft …

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A knocked-out German PzKpfw IV tank with the burnt bodies of two of its crew in the Falaise pocket, 24 August 1944.

KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944

Iron Grave: KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944 Beneath are a selection of photographs from KO’d and destroyed Tanks (“Panzers”) from the German armed forces during the Normandy campaign in 1944. “And if we are abandoned by treacherous luck, And if we don’t return home again, If death’s bullet finds us, and fate calls us away, yes, …

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German PzKpfw VI Tiger tank overturned during the Allied heavy bombing at the beginning of Operation 'Goodwood', July 1944.

Tanks in Battle of Normandy – Part I in 31 Photographs

Photographical journey through the Allied and Axis Tanks that have been used during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. A 6-pdr anti-tank gun crew of the Durham Light Infantry, 49th (West Riding) Division inspect a knocked-out German Panther tank during Operation ‘Epsom’, 27 June 1944. Wrecked German transport and knocked out tanks on a road …

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Propeller hub and blade of the P-40K Warhawk found at Midway Atoll. (Credits: Kelly Gleason/NOAA)

WWII Fighter P40k Warhawk discovered in Midway Atoll

Maritime archaeologists working with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service discovered the remains of a sunken World War II era P-40K Warhawk fighter aircraft while doing research in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument aboard NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai in August. The wreckage was found in about 25 feet of water …

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