GRADO: the remains of US pilots return home


Begin today the recovery operations of the remains of American airmen who, for 71 years, found in the sea off the coast of Grado, near what is left (the central part of the fuselage and the tail) of the B24 bomber crashed into the sea in 1944 , after being hit by German flak over Bressanone.

Their story is infamous. With the engines failed, power down, the pilots tried desperately to make a crash landing heading for the former Yugoslavia, where there was an airport ally. Unfortunately, the wind was blowing strong and, after covering the valley of the Tagliamento when they were already on the Gulf of Trieste, the pilots were forced to change course toward Lignano, throwing overboard machine guns and other bulky materials to lighten the ' plane. The operation, however, failed. From there the obvious choice dell'ammaraggio, but there has not been successful.

Participates in the mission of recovery even the rescue vessel USNS Grasp

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