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The first expedition in Birindisi has ended

On their profile in social media, participants of the expedition, which took place in the Italian town of Birindisi, informed about its completion and gave the initial results of their work. The Polish expedition went to Italy in search of aircraft wrecks, which in 1944 flew with help to Warsaw fighting in the uprising. [blockquote
Published: November 20, 2018 - 18:50
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 17:31
The first expedition in Birindisi has ended

On their profile in social media, participants of the expedition, which took place in the Italian town of Birindisi, informed about its completion and gave the initial results of their work. The Polish expedition went to Italy in search of aircraft wrecks, which in 1944 flew with help to Warsaw fighting in the uprising.

[blockquote style=”2″]”The first two-week expedition in Brindisi, Italy, has been completed. The aim of the project “The Lost Bombers of Brindisi” is to find the wrecks of three bomber planes belonging to the Polish armed forces and the US Air Force, which crashed while approaching to land in the waters of the Adriatic Sea in 1944 and 1945.”[/blockquote]

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The participants of the project combed the seabed, mapping it using an AUV type vehicle. Unfortunately, despite tracking several objects of interest to the Polish searchers, the weather conditions made it impossible for the diving teams to check individual positions.

[blockquote style=”2″]”Using an autonomous underwater vehicle AUV, more than 6 square kilometres of sea in close proximity to the airport were searched. The sonar on board the AUV recorded more than twenty objects which, with high probability, could be the remains of the wanted aircraft. Unfortunately, weather conditions did not allow for the examination of the aforementioned objects.”[/blockquote]

Fortunately, this is not the end of the search. Further activities are planned for 2019 to find and identify the bombers.

[blockquote style=”2″]”A continuation of the research is planned for next year. Also participating in the project are; the Pilecki Institute, the Polish Air Force Historical Foundation, the University of Warsaw Museum and the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw.”[/blockquote]

Source: fb.com/FestivalWrakowy

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