Two WWII Bombers Have Officially Been Found Off the Coast of Papua New Guinea


Atlas Obscura

May 24, 2017

AROUND 10,000 B-25 BOMBERS TOOK to the skies during World War II, on missions all over the world. Some made it home and now sit in museums. Others never returned, their whereabouts still unknown. More than 70 years after the end of the war, lost warbirds are still found on the ocean floor, but many don’t look like planes any more. They may have broken up when they crashed, and many are so encrusted with sea life that they’re more reef than plane. New technology is making it easier to find these hidden aircraft, including the two B-25s surveyed off the coast of Papua New Guinea earlier this year.


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