Helldiver Recovery



On 28 May 1945, Curtiss Helldiver 19866 ditched in Lake Michigan after its engine failed. Sixty-five years later, the dive-bomber was raised from the depths by an experienced recovery team. Mark Sheppard gives a brief history of Helldiver 19866 and describes the recovery operation.

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