Bad weather uncovers some history

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Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:42 pm

Spotted in Wales. A P38 American WW2 plane that crash landed off the coast of wales. Uncovered during the storm this week.
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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by cbx750 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:53 pm

First found in the seventies, it gets covered again then a storm uncovers it.
This is the fourth time I think.

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:56 pm

cbx750 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:53 pm
First found in the seventies, it gets covered again then a storm uncovers it.
This is the fourth time I think.
Never knew that. Impressive all the same.

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by HollandsPies » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:41 pm

Yes, very impressive. Is there a story online somewhere?

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by claretblue » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:55 pm

This has been covered before! :?

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by dougcollins » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:45 pm

Is that a twin fuselage yank plane, a Mustang?

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by Bosscat » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:51 pm

HollandsPies wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:41 pm
Yes, very impressive. Is there a story online somewhere?
2016 a story on it....


https://www.thebattlefieldtours.com/pos ... incredible

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by Bosscat » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:51 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:45 pm
Is that a twin fuselage yank plane, a Mustang?
Lockheed P38 ...
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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by cbx750 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:54 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:45 pm
Is that a twin fuselage yank plane, a Mustang?
P-38 Lightning

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by dougcollins » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:54 pm

Thanks. Hard to tell the size from the pic.

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:28 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Thanks. Hard to tell the size from the pic.
That's what women say to me.
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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by IanMcL » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:13 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Spotted in Wales. A P38 American WW2 plane that crash landed off the coast of wales. Uncovered during the storm this week.
Welsh Triangle?

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:52 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Thanks. Hard to tell the size from the pic.
But the Mustang was a one engine single seater fighter.

It would have to be a microscopic picture to think that it was one.
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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by COBBLE » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:11 am

Is it me or is there an airman sat in the main intact section looking towards the camera?

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by beddie » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:41 pm

I thought they would try and recover it being a peice of history, probably break up though whilst trying to do it and be too expensive.

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by Jakubclaret » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:39 pm

beddie wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:41 pm
I thought they would try and recover it being a peice of history, probably break up though whilst trying to do it and be too expensive.
You could say that, they say some things are best left where there are, I can't think of a better prime example, too far off being intact & mother nature will have her say regardless.
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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by Croydon Claret » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:37 am

Bin Ont Turf wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:52 pm
But the Mustang was a one engine single seater fighter.

It would have to be a microscopic picture to think that it was one.
There was a twin fuselage version of the Mustang which could be confused with a P38

Didn't see active service in the war though

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_A ... in_Mustang

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by Gerry Hattrick » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:21 pm

COBBLE wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:11 am
Is it me or is there an airman sat in the main intact section looking towards the camera?
Pretty safe bet it’s neither. 😉

By coincidence, the same month this P38 crashed in 1942, another one crashed just to the east of Hurstwood village.
If anyone’s interested, have a look at:-
USAAF P-38 Lightning 41-7669, Cliviger, Burnley – aircrashsites.co.uk

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:08 pm

Gerry Hattrick wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Pretty safe bet it’s neither. 😉

By coincidence, the same month this P38 crashed in 1942, another one crashed just to the east of Hurstwood village.
If anyone’s interested, have a look at:-
USAAF P-38 Lightning 41-7669, Cliviger, Burnley – aircrashsites.co.uk
I’ve heard that before is it still there? Also heard there’s another I think near Stoodley pike.

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Re: Bad weather uncovers some history

Post by Burnley1989 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:13 pm

beddie wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:41 pm
I thought they would try and recover it being a peice of history, probably break up though whilst trying to do it and be too expensive.
I was reading about it the other day, they’ve spent millions in the past trying to save them and they turned to dust within 12 months due to the corrosion when they’ve been pulled from sea water

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