View Full Version : Wreckage of U.S. warplane found off Quebec coast.

08-07-2009, 11:18 AM
"A U.S. warplane that crashed in waters off the Quebec coast in November 1942 with five crewmen trapped inside has been discovered by underwater archeologists from Parks Canada a "very significant" find for aviation heritage and a "testament to the collaboration" between Canada and the U.S. during the Second World War, Public Works Minister Christian Paradis announced on Thursday.

The downed aircraft, an amphibious PBY Catalina that was part of a key Allied squadron of planes linking North America to the battlefields of Europe, is believed to be the underwater grave of five U.S. airmen who couldn't be rescued by the local fishermen who plucked four other Americans from choppy waters at the crash site."

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08-07-2009, 12:32 PM
Environment Minister Jim Prentice, who oversees Parks Canada, said it is "of utmost importance for the site to remain undisturbed" and that "the plane will be protected with the full extent of applicable laws."

A statement issued by the ministers said the site will be managed "with the respect and dignity owed to lost American soldiers" and that the two countries "will explore the possibility of eventually recovering the remains of the missing crew members" from the submerged plane.

"The United States government was extremely interested to learn of the discovery of the wreckage, and we look forward to working with our Canadian friends to verify the identity of the aircraft," U.S. consul general David Fetter said in the statement.

Hopefully, they will be brought home to their loved ones soon.

08-07-2009, 07:32 PM
Hopefully, they will be brought home to their loved ones soon.

+1 God bless those who lost their lives and their families.


08-08-2009, 01:16 AM
Good chance there loved ones that actually remember them have been dead atleast 30 years.