No. of Recommendations: 1
They found a whole bunch of unused ones that were buried in Burma (by the US Army) at the end of WWII.

In 45 they were just obsolete old planes, not worth the expense of shipping back to England.

Some years ago, several Grumman TBFs were found on the bottom off the coast of Florida. At first, it was thought these were the "lost flight" that has contributed to the Bermuda Triangle lore, but the serial numbers did not match. The most likely source was eventually put down to the planes simply being dumped overboard at the end of the war.

Flight 19

In 1991, the wreckage of five Avengers was discovered off the coast of Florida, but engine serial numbers revealed they were not Flight 19. They had crashed on five different days all within 1.5 mi (2.4 km) of each other.[9] Records revealed that the various discovered aircraft, including the group of five, were declared either unfit for maintenance/repair or obsolete, and were simply disposed of at sea.

After VE Day, my dad was at an airfield and watched as US bombers were lined up, and a crane went down the line dropping a wrecking ball on them.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.