The TriStar plane is a commercial airliner that has been out of service and parked at King Hussein International Airport for several years.Read more
I have always felt reassuringly safe in Jordan—which is in stark, but nice, contrast to the impressions frequently painted by the press that makes a living reporting on strife.Read more
Despite being already considered obsolescent at the outbreak of the conflict in 1939 the biplane was nonetheless in frontline service throughout the Second World War and achieved some spectacular successes such as sinking one battleship and damagRead more
After getting some interesting offers in March 2014, I met a rebreather diver from Gran Canaria at the Dive and Travel Show in Madrid. He suggested that I come to Gran Canaria for wreck diving.Read more
The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber. The Wellington was widely used as a night bomber in the early years of the Second World War, performing as one of the principal bombers used by Bomber Command.Read more
Conditions were often appalling and the fighting was incredibly fierce, with many young lives lost on both sides. To this day, relics of those battles are part of the fabric of Papua New Guinea.Read more
An underwater archaeology team with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archaeology Branch is following up on the survey, conducted from July 25 through Aug. 3Read more
The wreck is remarkably well preserved; it is even said to be the world's best preserved Stuka bomber. The engine was placed in a different bay, probably torn off by the impact to the sea surface or abducted by fishing nets.Read more
The wreckage was first discovered 56km south of Cairns in 35m of water by Cairns diver Kevin Coombs in 2013, but weather and planning challenges delayed the final dives to complete the investigation.Read more
The Flying Fortress took part in a raid on Palermo on April 18 1943 when it was attacked by several German ME-110 fighters that knocked out one of its engines.Read more
The Halifax bomber was struck by heavy flak and made a successful crash landing 600ft down a water inlet in northern Norway.Read more
During bloody battles in 1944 between American and Japanese almost two dozen aircraft had fallen into waters around Palau, leaving around 70 airmen missing in action.Read more
The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and one of the largest aircraft to have seen service during World War II.Read more
The Dornier Do 17, sometimes referred to as the "flying pencil", was a World War II German light bomber produced by Dornier Flugzeugwerke.
On 3 September 2010, the Royal Air Force Museum London announced the discovery of a Dornier Do 17 buried in the Goodwin Sands off the coast of Kent, England.
Attempts by the RAF Museum to raise the relic over the last few weeks have been hit by strong winds but the aircraft was successfully raised from the seabed on 10 June 2013.Read more
The Grumman F4F Wildcat was an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1940. First used in combat by the British in Europe, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of Second World War.
More than 17,000 pilots completed the training in Lake Michigan. The aircraft carriers used for the training docked at Chicago's Navy Pier. The pilots flew from Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview.Read more
The Me 323 was the result of a 1940 German requirement for a large assault glider in preparation for Operation Sea Lion, the projected invasion of Great Britain.Read more