I've searched the forum and can't find this story, so in case no one has seen any info on this:-
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
IL-2 Sturmovik Recovered from a Lake in Murmansk, Russia
Freshly retrieved from 'Crooked Lake' near the town of Severomorsk in the Murmansk region of Russia is the IL-2 Sturmovik wreck pictured below. The wreck was lifted on 21st June 2012 by a team named 'Icarus' from the city of Zaozersk
Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik ,The plane performed the forced landing on the ice of Krivoye lake in November, 25th, 1943. The pilot and the wounded shooter survived, but the ice didnít bear the weight of the plane and it the Il-2 sank on the bottom of the lake was under 17 meters of water.
Now itís going to be sent to Novosibirsk for restoration
Its recovery followed a "truly remarkable" week-long operation initiated by the son of the pilot, who was forced to land the plane on the ice of Lake Krivoye in the northern Murmansk region, in November 1943, a Defense Ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti.
The plane will be repaired and turned into a monument.
Some info and more photos here:- WW2 in Colour: IL-2 Sturmovik Recovered from a Lake in Murmansk, Russia