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Interesting find in Lake Huron

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I was visiting my family near Sarnia, Ontario last weekend when they told me about a local discovery in Lake Huron just north of town. Two local girls went for a swim and found this piece of metal from a P-47 cowl assembly in the sand just below the surface. It is in amazing shape. No further word on whether a search for more parts is forthcoming.


Found another pic from the Sarnia Observer article...Observer story


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What a marvelous find after al this time.

I hope those that dive for lost aircrafts and such things decide to check the depths to sse if there is any more things lying abouut there.

Well done to the girls for handing them in too. :thumbsup:

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Here is some info that I have found...

ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 116794

Date: 17-SEP-1944


Type: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

Operator: United States Army Air Force (USAAF)

Registration: 42-74776

C/n / msn:

Fatalities: Fatalities: / Occupants:

Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)

Location: Lake Huron, 1 mi N & 3 mi E Sturgeon Pt,MI - United States of America


Nature: Military

Departure airport:

Destination airport:





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