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Wreckage of US B24 bomber found in Adriatic Sea

At the bottom of the Adriatic Sea, between the islands of Korčula and Vis, divers have found and identified the wreck of an American B24 bomber dating from World War II. Croatian media reported a sensational discovery made by divers. In the Adriatic Sea, between the islands of Korčula and Vis, they discovered the wreck
Published: August 2, 2021 - 06:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 23:00
Wreckage of US B24 bomber found in Adriatic Sea

At the bottom of the Adriatic Sea, between the islands of Korčula and Vis, divers have found and identified the wreck of an American B24 bomber dating from World War II.

Croatian media reported a sensational discovery made by divers. In the Adriatic Sea, between the islands of Korčula and Vis, they discovered the wreck of an American B24 bomber. What is more, the machine has been identified. Thanks to the collected documentation we know that the wreck found is the bomber “Homesick Moe”.

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wreck of the American bomber B24 Vis Like many other machines, the B24 bomber found itself at the bottom as a result of the intense warfare that took place in the region. Finding the wreck It was possible thanks to the information provided by local fishermen. The exact location was then determined during sonar searches. However, the final word belonged to the divers, who descended to the bottom and have identified the wreckage.

Here is another wreck of an American B24 bomber near Vis. Let’s also hope it’s not the last one. – – said Andi Marović from Manta Diving Center

The collected information and photographic documentation was passed on to local experts and representatives of the American army. After analysing the materials, they confirmed that the discovered wreck of the American B24 bomber was undoubtedly the “Homesick Moe”.

B24 wreck discovered in the Adriatic Sea The plane has been resting at the bottom for 77 years. According to information released by the discoverers is located at a depth of 93 m. The B24 is in pretty good condition, the wings are still in place, but the tail is missing. Last time “Homesick Moe” was seen in August 1944 over Lake Balaton in Hungary. The machine and its crew made more than 40 combat operations. Unfortunately, none of the crew survived.

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