Sunday, July 12, 2015

Incredible photos of some of the 150 U.S. WWII aircraft lying in the Airplane Graveyard in the Pacific


There are over 150 Allied WWII aircraft lying 130 feet under the Pacific Ocean near the Marshall Islands.

They call it the “Airplane Graveyard.”

It is located 130 feet under the Pacific Ocean, in the Kwajalein Atoll, Roi-Namur, near the Marshall Islands.

More than 150 U.S. aircraft of the World War II can be found over there, where fierce battle between American and Japanese forces left a trail of wrecks on the deep lagoon floor.


Brandi Mueller, a Merchant Mariner licensed by the U.S. Coastguard, captured some stunning photographs of Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, F4U Corsairs, TBF/TBM Avengers, Helldivers, B-25 Mitchells, Curtiss C-46 Commandos and F4F Wildcats, that he made available to Argunners Magazine (click the link for more images!)

B-25 Mitchell

Douglas SBD Dauntless 2

C-46 Commando

Noteworthy, these planes were actually not shot down: according to Mueller, “they were taken out over the reef and pushed off intact after the war ended.”

Douglas SBD Dauntless

F4F Wildcat


Image credit: Brandi Mueller / Argunners Magazine


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