In less than a year, Royal Navy has found and dragged out of Portsmouth Harbour three dangerous unexploded explosives of World War II. Luftwaffe bombers frequently targeted Portsmouth Harbour, which is the historic home of the Royal Navy, during the Second World War. First of them, was a huge German mine which was found in November 2015. It was a 1,500lb (680kg) air-dropped mine. It was found on the seabed in The Solent, around a mile off Southsea. Second of them, was a torpedo discovered…
The Boeing Model 345 prototype for the B-29 Superfortress bomber first flew 70 years ago, on Sept. 21, 1942. The B-29 followed up on Boeing's iconic B-17 Flying Fortress and played a huge role in the Pacific theater during World War II, including dropping the only two atomic bombs ever used in war. Photo: U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency / SL
The Mistel, meaning mistletoe in German, was first introduced in the later years of World War II. The crew compartment in the nose of the unmanned bomber was filled with explosives. A fighter aircraft was attached to the roof and the fighter pilot would fly both planes to the target. The bomber was released and the fighter plane hopefully flew safely home:
A World War Two Bomber called the 'Swamp Ghost' lay submerged in a remote marshland in Papua New Guinea's Morobe Province for more than 50 years. Although it had an unremarkable beginning to it's story as a wreck, overtime legend grew around it & when a team of American salvagers came to remove it - a huge controversy erupted.
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