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    Divers found a German WW2 plane at 60-meters depth

    Divers found a German WW2 plane at 60-meters depth



    Picture: Nærøysund Aquaservice

    Source: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/a...p?artid=556875

    (VG Nett) After 6 hours of diving, local divers found the german fighterplane at 60 meters depth. They found the plane at Risværsundet just north of Rørvik.

    The wreck seems to be in an astonishingly great condition and it lays on the bottom with it's nose pointing down.

    The search for the plane has been done sporadically over a longer period. The plane was now found with the help of miniature sub.

    A 90-year old man and his mother from Vikna was an eyewitness to the crash at the end of WW2. "There were 3 German fighter planes coming from the south and one of them got an engine failure, causing it to crash. Just before it crashed in the water, the pilot managed to level off the plane."

    The eyewitness then went out in a rowboat towards the location where the plane came down. "We didn't know if the plane was British or German at the time, but we found the pilot and managed to pull him on board the row-boat. We then rowed back to shore and reported to the German forces at Rørvik by phone."

    According to the news article, the fighter pilot was identified as Gunter Seraphim. He was born on May 18th 1922 in Brandenbürg. He finally died in another crash at April 10th 1945 by Schweringen.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    #2
    Amazing photo!! I'm not sure but, it looks like the wing from a JU-87 Stuka.
    Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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      #3
      According to Trønderavisa it's a Messerschmitt Bf 109
      Øistein

      If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you...

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        #4
        Thanks Oistein, you can never tell with how water bends perspective.
        Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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          #5
          I'll post more information later today... remind me if I forget... !
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            #6
            This is absolutely FASCINATING!!!! Can't wait for more details... how amazing to find it and in such good condition...seeing the cross gives me goosebumps!!!!!!

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              #7
              Hey there, Jan-Olav...., thank you so much for the envelope I got in my mail today. Haven't had time to read it all, because I worked some overtime this evening, but I'll read the articles for sure.
              Thanks again!!
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                #8
                Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                Hey there, Jan-Olav...., thank you so much for the envelope I got in my mail today. Haven't had time to read it all, because I worked some overtime this evening, but I'll read the articles for sure.
                Thanks again!!
                Pleasure is mine... enjoy!
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  #9
                  Anyone remember this aircraft?

                  It was successfully raised from the bottom of the sea a few days ago:

                  http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/nordtr...cle1485174.ece

                  ..... but then, in this video, look what happened when they tried placing the aircraft remains on the hurtigruten dock in Rørvik afterwards....

                  http://www.namdalsavisa.no/Nyhet/article5126536.ece
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    #10
                    Oh dear, the crane operator or the banksman (Guy directing crane operator) were a bit slow reacting to that error. They should have spotted what that loose yellow strop was about to do. I guess they were concentrating on lowering the plane onto the wooden piles and missed the loose strop fouling the tail.

                    Goes to show just how brittle the fuselage had become. I think they done well to get it that far without it breaking in two.
                    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                      #11
                      Re: Divers found a German WW2 plane at 60-meters depth

                      Attention Sterkoder....

                      Do you remember this "happening" in Rørvik?

                      Now, the restoration is in full progress, and some parts have been placed on display at the museum in Bodø.

                      Check out all these images and in particular image number 19 of the pilot's seat... which actually also serves as a plastic fuel tank!

                      http://www.namdalsavisa.no/Magasin/b...9.ece?start=18

                      The restoration:

                      http://www.namdalsavisa.no/Nyhet/article5872865.ece

                      Old article:

                      http://www.namdalsavisa.no/Nyhet/article5126536.ece
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        #12
                        Re: Divers found a German WW2 plane at 60-meters depth

                        Sterkoder,

                        Did you know of this web-page?

                        http://ktsorens.tihlde.org/flyvrak/axis-2.html

                        The Rørvik plane is there as well:

                        http://ktsorens.tihlde.org/flyvrak/vikna.html
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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