Saturday, June 15, 2024

Wreck Of WWII Bomber Located In Canada’s Gander Lake

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An international team of divers has located the wreck of a B-24 Liberator bomber in Gander Lake in Canada.

The international team, featuring divers from Canada, the US, and France, conducted the survey before finally locating the wreck at a depth of nearly 50m/164ft.

The effort was part of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s “Great Island Expedition” program, which has taken divers to multiple locations around Newfoundland, exploring various wrecks.

The RCAF B-24 Liberator was piloted by Wing Commander J.M. Young and crashed shortly after takeoff on September 4th, 1943, due to an engine failure. After takeoff, the aircraft banked and began a gentle turn before eventually barrel rolling and crashing into Gander Lake.

All four crew members on the flight perished in the crash.

Featured image credit: Maxwel Hohn

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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