Zuiderzee recovered B17 wreck colour footage

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As reported upon by FlyPast many years ago. Amazing what is to be found on youtube. Alas the airframe was scrapped in the seventies IIRC. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwVf4vEZ0BA Cees
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How anyone could scrap such a complete airframe is beyond me..! Complete with guns... The warbird scene was starting to pick up in the seventies... Maybe no-one knew it was there...
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So in reality this airframe had only been submerged for about eight years at the most. Such a shame the foresight to preserve had not been administered. Without looking up or searching, What bomb group was it from and the fate of the crew? Oh, and cheers Cees for the post :)

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hi, I remember reading in possibly a old Flypast one Fortress remains had been recovered, and its bomb camera film was developed with viewable results after 40 odd years under water... regards, jack...
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How anyone could scrap such a complete airframe is beyond me..!
A different time. There was a thread on here of lost, saved, lost again airframes.

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From memory i think the article said the Fort was from the 385th BG. Maybe if history had been a bit different it would've ended up at Duxford. A combat veteran Fort in the AAM would be nice. And maybe the Halifax could have ended up at Hendon.

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The location of the recovery was the Zugersee, Swizerland, not the Zuiderzee.
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The location of the recovery was the Zugersee, Swizerland, not the Zuiderzee.
Which is strange because I'm sure the original post had the correct location!

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Indeed, I posted this with Zugersee in the title. Strange. The camerafilm was indeed from a B17 that came down in the IJsselmeer (former Zuiderzee). Cees
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Indeed, I posted this with Zugersee in the title. Strange. The camerafilm was indeed from a B17 that came down in the IJsselmeer (former Zuiderzee). Cees
I thought it was a Swiss ditching?

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It was, and as such was posted by me. Mods, can you please correct the topic header? Zugersee or Lake Zug Cees
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Someones been tinkering again :)