Photographer Documents An Underwater WWII Plane Graveyard

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During World War II so many incredible stories happened that even 70 years later there are still some new ones popping up. This one appears to us on the bottom of the ocean where hundreds of WWII planes have found their final resting place.

Underwater photographer Brandi Mueller found her subjects near the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific, where WWII planes – from small fighters like F4F Wildcats to B-25 Mitchell medium bombers lie in their graves 130 feet below the surface. The interesting bit is that they weren’t shot down. Instead, these perfectly fine aircrafts were sunk by the U.S. military itself. It was because of the enormous resources it would have taken to transport them back to the States.

Diving on shipwrecks seems normal, you expect ships to have sunk. But seeing planes underwater is strange,” said Mueller to DailyMail. “Planes don’t belong in the water, they belong in the sky, so it feel weird to dive on them.”

More info: brandi mueller | demilked (h/t: dailymail)

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