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B-17 gunner turret recovered from Bolsena lake, Italy

Article about: Hi! Some days ago a belly gunner turret was recovered from the lake Bolsena about 100km north of Rome. The bomber, nr 41-24364, took off from the field of Amendola, near Foggia, on 15th genn

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    Hi Danny,
    The plane hit the lake upsidedown this is way the turret is intact...
    The rest of the bomber is down there!

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    Are they making plans to recover the rest or just this turret ??

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    They don't know because the airplane is quite destroyed.
    Apparently in the 50's the us airforce tried to recovered it or something inside it...and used explosive to open the wreck. Also it seems that one wing was recovered by a fisherman some years ago and is now used as roof in a depot...

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    Amazing. Thanks for sharing it. Air crews were brave but it took some guts to crawl into a ball torrent.

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