Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fighter Plane in Lake Michigan

Check out this great story reported by the Daily Mail (with great photos) of a World War II fighter plane that was pulled from Lake Michigan on December 1. The plane had been underwater since January 5, 1944, when pilot Walter Elcock crash landed in the lake during a training exercise. The 89 year old pilot was teary eyed when his grandson showed him footage of the plane when it was still underwater saying "I can remember it like it was yesterday." Now that the plane has been raised, it will be restored and exhibited.

[Image via NextstopDecatur]

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